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Sabilj

There used to be hundreds of sebiljs (kiosk-shaped public fountains) in Sarajevo, but today the last one is found on Bascarsija square, where it serves as a major symbol of the city. The origins of these fountains can be traced back to the Arabian Peninsula and the custom of building …

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Tunnel of Hope

In the beginning the Yugoslav Army, which had secretly joined forces with Milosevic, deployed troops on the hills around Sarajevo on the premise that they wanted to protect the city from the enemy. What the citizens of Sarajevo didn’t realize was that the enemy would be the same Yugoslav Army, …

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War Childhood Museum

The War Childhood Museum (Bosnian: Muzej ratnog djetinjstva) is a historical museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina that opened in January 2017. The museum presents the experiences of children who lived through the war in Bosnia, told through objects, video testimonies, and excerpts from oral histories. The Book and the Museum The …

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Triumph of Form over Content

The abstraction of Islamic calligraphic script occurred well before the advent of twentieth- century Western modernism. For centuries, calligraphers and artists have straddled the boundary between text and image, revealing their inextricable intertwinement. The calligram in which letters, words and phrases are shaped into forms ranging from animals and humans …

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