ICOMOS 2015 expert mission in the framework of the World Heritage nominations for the year 2016 - Croatia - Serial Property - Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyard - Saint Barbara Chapel and Surrounding Graveyards
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Chapel of St. Barbara and Stećci tombstones.
"This serial property combines 28 sites, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, western Serbia, western Montenegro and central and southern Croatia, representing these cemeteries and regionally distinctive medieval tombstones, or stećci. The cemeteries, which date from the 12th to 16th centuries CE, are laid out in rows, as was the common custom in Europe from the Middle Ages. The stećci are mostly carved from limestone. They feature a wide range of decorative motifs and inscriptions that represent iconographic continuities within medieval Europe as well as locally distinctive traditions."
Courtesy of: UNESCO.