Photographer's Note

Taken decades ago in Bosna. I was most impressed by the size of these things, a few of them as big as a room.They are all that is left of the Bogomil sect, which according to some was derived from Zoroastrianism. Much has been written about the origins and fate of this sect and is once upon a time important status.
The carvings include geometric motifs, horses, human figures, men bearing arms and figures with raised arm, supposedly a sign of fealty.

Below I am including a snippet of info from wikipedia.

The Stećci (singular: Stećak), are monumental medieval tombstones that lie scattered across the former Yugoslavian republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. An estimated 60,000 are found within the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest of 10,000 are found in Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Appearing in the 12th century, the stećci reached their peak in the late 14th to 15th centuries, before dying away during the Ottoman occupation.

The photo is a scan of an old B&W film.

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