The Stone of Peace from Hiroshima to be unveiled Today in the National Museum

June 21, 2017 7:45 AM

National Museum faktor.baThe Stone of Peace, donated by the city of Hiroshima to the city of Sarajevo, will be solemnly unveiled today in the botanical garden of the National Museum in Sarajevo.

The stone will be discovered by the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka, and the president of the Association “The Stone of Peace” from Hiroshima Michio Umemoto. The ceremony will be attended by Ambassador of Japan to BiH Kazuya Ogawa.

Namely, Sarajevo will become the 111th city of Europe and as well as the world that will take over the stone of peace from Hiroshima.

This stone is one of the 200 authentic stones by which the streets in Hiroshima were paved, and on which the atomic bomb was thrown on August 6th, 1945, at 08.15.

The stone from Hiroshima is a granite panel 50 cm high weighting 50 kg. Panel is one of the 200 stone fragments extracted under the tram tracks at Aioi Bridge, which was only 200 meters north of the explosion site.

 

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