Tombstones of Duke Momčilo

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Duke Momcilo's tombstones Stecak Vojvode Momcila Vrucica Teslic 1.jpg
Duke Momčilo's tombstones
The main tombstone of the group Stecak Vojvode Momcila Vrucica Teslic 2.jpg
The main tombstone of the group

The Tombstones of Duke Momčilo (Serbian Cyrillic: Стећци Војводе Момчила) are a group of three medieval tombstones about 5 km to the South-East from the center of Teslić in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Teslić Town and municipality in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Teslić is a town and municipality located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is situated in the central part of the Republika Srpska, on the banks of Usora River. As of 2013, the town has a population of 7,518 inhabitants, while the municipality has 38,536 inhabitants.

Bosnia and Herzegovina republic in Southeast Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe, located within the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city.

The exact location of the tombstones is in Brkića Potok, a sub-village of Vrućica. They are situated on a hill, on south-western sides od Stražbenica hill.

The locals named the tombstones as Duke Momčilo's tombstones and they believe that they are tombstones of the duke, his wife and their child. No historical or archeological research confirmed that there ever was any Duke reigning the area, nor there was any other ruler named Momčilo.

The tombstones are not under care of any official authority. No research concluded their age or origin.

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Coordinates: 44°34′45″N17°53′56″E / 44.57917°N 17.89889°E / 44.57917; 17.89889

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