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Tombstones getting closer to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, lobbying to follow

stecak2Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo Dubravko Lovrenovic today will give a presentation on the topic of “Stecci – medieval tombstones: Bosnian school of death,” at the University of Cambridge.

After submitting the nomination files to UNESCO headquarters in Paris in January 2015, the extensive documentation for nomination of stecak on the World Heritage List has successfully undergone a process of so called technical evaluation. In September this year, a mission of experts of ICOMOS followed up, and the evaluation of 30 nominated necropolis took place, from which 22 were in B&H, 2 in Croatia, 3 in Serbia and 3 in Montenegro.

“Now we have entered a so-called lobbying phase, and we are presenting nominations to the scientific and general world public in order to popularize this extremely important project of these already mentioned 4 countries. Over the past months, we held two exhibitions in Vienna and Prague, which were organized by the Embassy of B&H in those countries. We are also planning an exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in the spring next year. I believe that everything will not be ended there,” stated Lovrenovic.

“We have to do everything that is in our power to make nomination of stecak to become a world topic, in order for it to be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO by mid-2016,” concluded Lovrenovic.

(Source: klix.ba)

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