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Cultural heritage in Kosovo

From: Vojislav Lukovic <voj>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Kosovo and Metohia is the cradle of the Serbian Orthodox people and
their Church. With over 2,400 Serbian Orthodox religious sites and
monuments, this southern province of Serbia is the very heart of
Serbian spiritual, cultural and national identity.

During only three days, 25 Serbian Orthodox Churches--seven of them
have come down from XII to XIV century--were burned by Albanians
terrorists. More than 120 Churches were totally destroyed at Kosovo
and Metohia (most of them were under protection of Institute for
Protection of Cultural Heritage of Serbia).

Only three Serbian Orthodox Churches stay alive in Kosovo: The
Patriarchate of Pec (1260); Decani Monastery (1327) and Gracanica
Monastery (1315)

Frescoes masterpieces, manuscripts, icons, and other relics of
priceless cultural and historical value were burnt or stolen by
Albanians terrorists. And all that under the watchful eye of the UN,
UNESCO, Human Rights Watch, NATO, KFOR, UNMIK and other "fighters"
for human rights.

More about that on English:

Saving Serbian cultural heritage we save European cultural heritage.

Vojislav Lukovic

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