thumbAfter a six-year process of candidacy, 30 necropolis of stećci from the region have been inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The list includes a total of 30 necropolis, of which 22 are located in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, three in Serbia and Montenegro and two on the Croatian territory.
The process of preparing documents for registration on the list of UNESCO lasted six years and began in Sarajevo in 2009, signing a letter of intent on joint nominations between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro.

Stećci medieval tombstones are decorated with rudimentary graphics. The most common motifs that appear on the tombstones are representations of people.

Stećci are a unique spiritual, artistic and cultural phenomenon characteristical for Bosnia and Herzegovina and its environment.

Scientific collection and processing of stećci began with the arrival of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the center of all activities was the National Museum in Sarajevo. In the courtyard of the museum there still are the most valuable artistic tombstones.

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Albania: 
Albanian Heritage Foundation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo
Kosovo: EC MA Ndryshe
Montenegro: EXPEDITIO and Notar
Serbia: Civic Association SUBURBIUM

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