Tuesday, November 27, 2007


PARIS, France (November 27,2007) – The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic opened yesterday in Paris,France, at the UNESCO headquarters an exhibition entitled “Jajce – the Royal Town”, organized as a part of the activities in the process of nomination of the Bosnian town of Jajce to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura was present at the opening.

Visitors will be able to see numerous characteristics of this old Bosnian royal town, situated on the Vrbas and Pliva rivers’ banks. Twenty Bosnian national monuments are located there. 21 meters high waterfall is located at the very centre of Jajce and has been ranked 12th at the list of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls.

The Bosnian Royal Coat Of Arms will be presented at the exhibition, as well as some other historical monuments.

Jajce used to be the capital of the medieval Bosnian Kingdom.The town was the residence of the Bosnian Kings during the 15th century. The Bosnian King Stjepan Tomasevic was crowned there in 1461.

The first initiative for listing Jajce to the UNESCO World Heritage List originates form the year of 1979. The initiative was revived in 2005 and on February 1 2007, the Nomination File has been submitted to the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The Bosnian Presidency sponsors the exhibition.

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