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Radimlja – necropolis of stećak

The stećak necropolis in Radimlja is the most famous site of stećaks, medieval tombstones, in Herzegovina. It is located 3 kilometers west of Stolac, along the road Stolac - Čapljina, in the locality of Vidovo polje, near the village of Poprati. The necropolis is one of the most significant monuments of the medieval period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The characteristics that highlight its value are: the number of examples, the variety and representation of all basic forms, the relatively high artistic quality of the work, the wealth of plastic decorations, reliefs and inscriptions that mention historical figures, as well as its availability and location.

There is 135 stećaka in the necropolis, 63 of which are decorated. About 30% have the shape of a plate, 25% a crate and 25% a crate with a stand (that is, stećaks are either one element or two specially shaped and joined elements). There are also three stone crosses, one of which dominates the necropolis. The orientation of the stećak is east-west, and they are located in a field surrounded by a rock massif whose direction follows the direction of the Dinarides. On the site itself, stećci are densely stacked and are located right next to the road. The necropolis on Radimlja abounds with decorated stećci, as many as 63 of them. The trademark or recognition of this necropolis is a male figure with a raised hand and a relatively large fist and fingers, which seems to tell the traveler that in this difficult and rugged area of Herzegovina, he will encounter hospitable and accommodating people .

On November 5, 2002, the Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a Decision on the declaration of the historical area - the Necropolis of Stećak Radimlje near Stolac as a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, number 40/02).

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