My very dear postcrossing friend Jasmin from Bosnia and Herzegovina surprised me with this absolutely awesome postcard. It shows map of his country with stećci -monumental medieval tombstones that lie scattered across Bosnia, and the border parts of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. An estimated 60,000 are found within the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest of 10,000 are found in Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. Appearing in the 11th century, the stećci reached their peak in the late 14th to 15th centuries, before dying away during the Ottoman occupation. The Stećci have been nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List as Joint Cultural Heritage by the four countries in 2009. There are quite a few these tombstones near my town (in its center too!). I have never seen postcards with them though.
Hvala ti puno Jasmine za jednu od omiljenih i najdražih razglednica u mojoj kolekciji! :)

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