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Cave Badanj

Stolac records signs of life starting from the epipaleolithic period (14 000-12 000 B.C.E.). Somewhere in the waterbed of a blue river of Bregava, in a cavelets, in a rock, 45 meters above the river flow, a caveman found his hideout, in a cave Badanj. Those first residents left a trace, an engraving, a figurine of a horse attacked with arrows from its right hip. To those who do not see the significance, it is important to point out this is a first finding of its kind on the east Adriatic coast and the oldest display of fine art in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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In the 15th century, the Kosača family ruled the area of Hum (Herzegovina) and was one of the most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Bosnia. There are assumptions that the family was named after the village of Kosač near the Piva and Tara river. The influence and power of Kosača can be seen during the time of the first Bosnian king Tvrtko I.
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