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„Stećak“ necropolis Radimlja

Stećak Necropolis Radimlja is the most valuable and most famous monument of medieval period of Bosnia and Herzegovina (14th and 15th century). Its valuable characteristics are: number of stećaks, diversity, presence of all basic shapes, relatively high artistic quality of creation, rich decorations and engravings with the names of historical figures and its accessibility and location. There are 135 stećaks, 63 of them are decorated. Stećaks are recognized by a male figure with a raised arm and relatively large opened fist and fingers as if it is saying to the traveler that he will find a hospitable and friendly people here in a hard karst of Herzegovina. Special value has a stećak of a great Orthodox family of Stipanović Miloradović. There is an engraving on bosančica alphabet which says: Sie lezi dobri Radoe sin Vojevode Stipana na svoj bastini na Batnogah. Sibilig postav na me brat moj vojevoda Petar. A Commission for Preservation of National Monuments of B&H brought a decision to proclaim a historical area of the necropolis Radimlja near Stolac a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2002.

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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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