Stećci (Medieval Megalithic Tombstones) in Radimlja, Bosnia & Herzegovina

There are almost 60 000 tombstones (monoliths) like these in Bosnia & Herzegovina, called stećci. These ones in Radimlja are easy to visit, being just 3 km near Stolac. Otherwise many of them are located on high altitudes and in forests. Less than 10% actually have any inscriptions or reliefs at all and in Bosnia ...

Medieval Fort in Blagaj (Stjepan Grad), Blagaj Tekija & Vrelo Bune

We visited the Old Blagaj Fort high up above Vrelo Bune cave and river mouth about 310 meters above sea level. Long ago the Illyrians lived there and had settlements around the area and fortified it, until the Romans took over and for each change in regime the fort was modified and expanded. Later in the ...

Medieval castle ruins and town of Počitelj

A must visit if you're in or around Mostar is the medieval small town of Počitelj, as it is less than a half an hour drive away. The town was founded in 1383 by the Bosnian king Stjepan Tvrtko I and was within the Kingdom of Bosnia until the Ottoman finally succeeded in conquering Bosnia (read ...

The Bosnian Church and Bogomils

Here's a translation from the last chapter, Conclusion, in the book Boumili by Radmilo Petrović. It sums up what is known and unknown regarding the Gnostic Bogomils of medieval Bosnia. Also what implications that history had later on and up until today.   Chapter 13, Conclusion, p. 207-210. Hopefully my translation is good enough, any comments and corrections ...