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The Humac Museum, Ljubuški

The Humac Museum, Ljubuški

The Humac Museum is the oldest museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina, established in 1884 and located near Franciscan Monastery on Humac in Ljubuški. The monastery was built in 1869.

The museum houses one of the finest collections of ancient relics that were found in the immediate surroundings of the monastery. The oldest written document found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Humac Tablet, is also displayed in this museum. This tablet, which originates back from 11th and 12th century, is one of the oldest monuments written in the Croatian language, i.e. Old Croatian Cyrillic with five letters of the Glagolitic alphabet. The tablet is 68 cm long, 59 cm wide and 15 cm thick, while it weights 124 kg. The inscription has 80 letters in 25 words. Many scientists have tried to explain the inscription, but it is still linguistic, archaeological and historical mystery. Many assumed that the names are historically unconfirmed, especially the name of the parish. The location of the Saint Michael’s Church, which is mentioned in the text, is a mystery because the remains have not been found.

If you visit this museum, you can also see the major collection of artifacts that have been found in Roman settlements such as: jewelry, guns, helmets, and engraved tombstones. A large number of these artifacts were found in the ruins of the Roman military camp called Bigeste, which is located near the monastery.

Address: Trg sv. Ante 1, Ljubuški

Phone: +387 039 830-970

Web: http://humac.ba/

 

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