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Early Christianity basilica „Cim“

The early Christian basilica in Cim belongs to the type of Bosnian-Herzegovinian basilicas of a more complex type. It has one central nave (nave) and ends with three semicircular apses on the east side. South of the church, a memorial was made - a tomb of much smaller dimensions but with a similar floor plan. The church also consists of a narthex that is sewn along its entire length on the west, a baptistery or baptistery with an elliptical pool on the north side, and other auxiliary rooms (deacon and protest) on the south side. During archeological excavations led by Tomislav Anđelić, a number of buried graves were found in and around the basilica. In addition, based on the monumentality of the building, rich stone furniture with typical early Christian reliefs, and additionally found relics, the author of the research connects this site with the center of the Diocese of Sarsenterum. The site is active in the period from 4.-6. c.

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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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