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On this Day, Austria-Hungary announced its Annexation of BiH

October 6, 2019 2:00 PM
On this Day, Austria-Hungary announced its Annexation of BiH

  On October 6, 1908, the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary announces its annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dual provinces in the Balkan region of Europe formerly under the control of the Ottoman Empire. Though Bosnia and Herzegovina were still nominally under the control of the Ottoman Sultan in 1908, Austria-Hungary […]

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Exact Date of Sarajevo’s Establishment officially determined

September 25, 2019 8:00 PM
Exact Date of Sarajevo’s Establishment officially determined

The City Council of Sarajevo adopted on Wednesday a draft decision establishing February 1, 1462 as the exact date of founding of the City of Sarajevo.  The draft decision was made as a result of research on scientifically based and historical facts, which was jointly worked by Professor Emeritus Enes […]

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Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

September 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Liberal Islam in BiH since Ottoman Empire until Today

The majority of Bosnians gradually accepted Islam after the Ottomans brought it to the region in the 15th century. They ruled until 1878, when they lost Bosnia to a longtime rival: the Austro-Hungarian empire. Many Bosniaks at that point felt uncomfortable under their new rulers, not least because classic texts […]

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Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

October 22, 2018 7:00 AM
Do You know how Bihac looked 100 Years Ago?

Settlements on the territory of the present-day town of Bihac have existed since the Palaeolithic, and the toponym Bihac was mentioned for the first time by Hungarian king Bela IV in a charter. It was in 1260. Strategically very important, this city experienced a real renaissance during the Middle Ages, […]

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Thinking of Travelling soon? Visit Trebinje, the real Gem of Herzegovina

October 21, 2018 9:00 AM
Thinking of Travelling soon? Visit Trebinje, the real Gem of Herzegovina

Trebinje is the southernmost B&H city, only 28 km away from Dubrovnik. It is located side by side with Mostar and Stolac, and in terms of beauty, unlike these two cities, it was lucky enough to avoid severe war damaging so that the old town has stayed intact. Old town […]

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Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

October 9, 2018 8:00 PM
Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the most famous writers from the former Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric, died before exactly four decades, on 13th March 1975. However, his work is still of a great interest, which is confirmed by new editions and translations to many languages. […]

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What the famous Evliya Çelebi wrote about Sarajevo in 16th Century?

October 5, 2018 8:00 AM
What the famous Evliya Çelebi wrote about Sarajevo in 16th Century?

Evliya Çelebi, a travel writer, or, how he named himself Evliya Muhamed Zilli, was the son of Derviš, born in Istanbul on 25 March 1611 and died in 1979. In a period of 40 years (1631.-1670.), he went on many grand voyages throughout the Ottoman Empire, and he took part […]

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Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

June 4, 2018 3:00 PM
Museum dedicated to BH Nobel Prize Winner visited by Thousands of Tourists

The winner of Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the most famous writers from the former Yugoslavia, Ivo Andric, died before exactly four decades, on 13th March 1975. However, his work is still of a great interest, which is confirmed by new editions and translations to many languages. Ivo […]

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Would Like to Visit Ottoman Sarajevo? Here are the Amazing Sites You Need to See

May 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Would Like to Visit Ottoman Sarajevo? Here are the Amazing Sites You Need to See

Careva or Emperor’s mosque Veritable centre of Old Sarajevo, the place this mosque from 1566 occupies once held the original mosque from 1457 that was placed next to the saraj (court), as well as a caravan sarai (resting place for travelers), han(inn), shops, a hamam (bath) and tekija(Moslem monastery).The mosque […]

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National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

April 7, 2018 5:00 PM
National Geographic: For 50 years, Mensur Zlatar has told Sarajevo’s Muslims when it’s time to pray

The alleys of Sarajevo’s old city, once an Ottoman-era central market, are crammed with vendors plying their ancestral trades. Mensur Zlatar, whose surname means goldsmith, has a miniscule shop tucked next to the grand Gazi Husrev-beg mosque, named for the Ottoman high-ranking officer who developed the metropolis in the 16th […]

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