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Helenistic necropolis Mrljanovac 

In the area of Gornji Radišići (hamlet Marići) near Ljubuški, there is the locality Mrljanovac, where the remains of graves from the developed Iron and Hellenistic periods (5th- 1st century BC) were discovered.
Through the Mrljanovac gorge, the fortifications of Sitomir (394 m above sea level) and Obala (369 m above sea level) were approached, which are located in prominent positions of the Butorovica mountain massif. Remains of a necropolis from the late Hellenistic period were discovered in the southern part of the Mrljanovac gorge, in the micro-locality of Grebina. In the Herzegovinian area we have very scarce data on necropolises and burial units from 3-1. century BC Cr.

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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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