Radimlja

A few days ago I was in Bosnia and Herzegovina working on a feature about stecci, a distinctive type of medieval tombstones found in BiH. This image is from Radimlja necropolis, near Stolac, Bosnia & Herzegovina. © Rudolf Abraham.

Radimlja, Bosnia and Herzegovina, travel photography © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Stecci, a distinctive type of Medieval tombstones found in Bosnia & Herzegovina, at Radimlja necropolis, near Stolac, Bosnia & Hercegovina. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.


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Comments

  1. Interesting as part of history. Since they are medieval that means they are from the Christian period of the country, from before the Turks invasion when the population had to convert? One of the ornaments looks like a cross.

    • Thank you Bente. They’re mostly from the 14th-15th centuries; the earliest known is from the 12th century. Yes, some have crosses among their decoration – though the motif here, on the right, is an anchor.

  2. kbeezyisviral says:

    Such beautiful stonework engraved on these masterpieces of history.

  3. Love the pix!

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