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Franciscan monastery Humac

The oldest museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded in 1884, is located in the Franciscan monastery in Humac. The museum exhibits the Humač stone plaque from the 12th century. century, which is the oldest preserved monument written in the Croatian language (a mixture of Glagolitic and Old Croatian Cyrillic).

Thanks to the collecting activity of numerous Franciscans, as well as various donations from the civilian population, the fund was constantly increasing, as was the need for a new space for the archaeological collection. Today's museum exhibition, founded in 2003, is located in the basement of the monastery of St. Anthony of Padua in Humac.

Archaeological material was collected in the wider area of Herzegovina and divided into prehistoric, ancient and medieval in a time span of almost 16,000 years. Part of the complex is the lapidary for the exhibition of stone monuments located in the monastery courtyard.

70 Roman monuments were found in the area of the Ljubus region, of which the largest number are tombstones (stele) of veterans and soldiers of various legions and auxiliary units. The museum exhibits the oldest Cyrillic-Glagolitic monument that recounts the restoration of the Archangel Michael's church in the 11th/12th century. century, popularly called the "Humačka stone tablet". The Humačka tablet is the oldest written monument of Croats in BiH.

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