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  • Day195

    Standing up for himself

    May 10, 2019 in Montenegro ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Dukovic, a prominent not to mention upright resident of Herceg Novi, may have thought he was well endowed but I'm afraid he may have been deceiving himself as I couldn't even find it
    Herceg Novi was established as a fortress called Saint Stephen, (Castelnuovo,) in 1382 by Bosnian King Stephen Tvrtko I to facilitate and protect trade in salt and silk. Greek sources from the Vth C BCE record the existence previously of an Illyrian settlement, but traces of it are lost.
    ‘Herceg’ refers to Herceg (Duke) Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, who fortified the town in the 15th century.
    This statue of Bosnian King Tvrtko I is more than 5.5m high and weighs 1,2 tons. It was made in Zagreb by Serbian sculptor Dragan Dimitrijević who gave donated it to HN for the 631st anniversary of the town's foundation.
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