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Mogorjelo roman complex

Mogorjelo is one of the largest ancient complexes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Life begins in the middle of the 1st century. when the complex of a large private agricultural estate (villa rustica) was built. A building for processing agricultural products (villa rustica fructuaria) was built on a prominent part of the hill exposed to winds, while a residential building (villa rustica habitatoria) was built on a sunny slope. This villa was destroyed in a fire sometime during the 3rd century, and on its ruins was built in the 4th century, presumably, a state estate with a villa.

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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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