ICOMOS 2015 expert mission in the framework of the World Heritage nominations for the year 2016 - Serial Property - Serbia - Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyard - Mramorje – Rastište
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Stećci graveyard Mramorje (Rastište), higher graveyard has been cleand of high grass. Many tombstones are damaged by water and frost.
"Bajina Bašta is a town and municipality located in the Zlatibor District of the western Serbia. The town lies in the valley of the Drina river at the eastern edge of Tara National Park."
Courtesy of: Wikipedia
"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