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It all began six thousand years B.C. In Lepenski Vir, on the Danube, where our distant ancestors decided to settle down. At this world famous archaeological site, the first representations of life-size human beings were discovered. Ever since then, many different nations, cultures and religions passed through this area.

Traces of prosperity and destructions of different epochs lie side by side, and trough centuries they had formed a magnificent cultural attractions. The adventure of discovering never stops. 

SERBIA – HOMELAND OF THE ROMAN EMPERORS

Serbia, the land where 17 Roman Emperors were born, presents the region of impressive tracks of glorious Roman Empire (27 B.C. – 476 A.D.), whose rulers, according to historical sources and archaeological examinations, raised their native land till highest point.

The big role in development and extension of the great Roman Empire had the Danube River, which also presented the border of the Empire. That role of the Danube River and its confluents, affected on a construction of big and small frontier fortresses and towns, whose remains testify about the magnificent Empire, with architecture that presents the crown of Roman architecture.

Many authors and explorers wrote about tracks of Roman Empire on the Danube coast, where the most interesting and unique cultural complex raised. One of the localities – Felix Romuliana was ranked on the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO, in July 2007.

Rimski imperatori

UNESCO heritage

The monasteries of Sopocani (1979.), Studenica (1986.) and Decani (2004.) and Felix Romuliana - Gamzigrad (2007) have been put on the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world heritage.

The World Heritage Committee decided in 2006. to extend the site of the Decani Monastery by adding to it three groups of churches, the Patriarchate of Pec Monastery, Gracanica Monastery and the Church of the Virgin of Ljeviska. The site is now to be known as Medieval Monuments in Kosovo.

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