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Roman site Mlade

Near the bridge on the river Mlada, on a secluded hill west of Vitina, in the old cemetery Na Mladima, at the end of the 19th century, building remains from Roman times were noticed. The land around the cemetery towards Vitina is sprinkled with the remains of tiles and ceramics. Older researchers placed the remains of a Roman farm (villa rustica) there. In the chapel of St. A Roman tombstone (175 x 55 x 18 cm) was installed on the Elijah as a lintel, which was carved and whose inscriptions were well beaten. However, a closer look reveals that this is a deceased named Lucius Marcilius, who was a veteran of VII. legions. Exhausted soldiers VII. legions left a dozen tombstones in Ljubuški, all from the first century. Around the chapel, and in the foundations of the older church next to it, 25 biligs are scattered. Most of it sank into the ground.

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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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