Monday, September 22, 2008


VISOKO, Bosnia (September 22,2008) - Summer excavations at Bosnia's Mt. Visocica yielded results.A Bosnian archaeological team said that it has unearthed significant artefacts from the middle ages.

These include eight pieces of Gothic architectural carvings and parts of glass vials dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, imported from Venice and principalities of today's Germany, as well as numerous pieces of ceramic. They have also found 20 silver objects dating from the 15th-century.

"This demonstrates that much attention was devoted to the city where the medieval Bosnian Kings resided from time to time," team leader Lidija Fekeza told the Bosnian media. "Once we remove the ... vegetation from the top of Mt. Visocica, we will finally see how this medieval Bosnian locality used to look," she added.

References to the medieval Bosnian royal city of Visoki, on top of Mt. Visocica, appeared in writing for the first time in 1355; however, archaeologists believe its construction dates back as early as the 12th century. They consider it, along with the ancient Bosnian royal city of Bobovac in central Bosnia, one of the most significant historical finds in the country.

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