An exhibition featuring photographs of tombstones from the Ottoman period has opened at the Yunus Emre Instituso (YEE) Sarajevo in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sadik Babur Vergen, Turkish Ambassador to Sarajevo, Prof. Dr. doctor. Kazim Hadzimglik, Prof. Dr. doctor. Haris Dervisevic, Director of YEE Sarajevo Mehmet Akif Yaman as well as many guests.
Selected images from the book “Tombstones in Bosnia and Herzegovina” prepared by researcher and author Nihat Klingević with the support of the Confederation of Municipalities of the Turkish World, attracted the attention of the participants.
Nihat Klinçević said that tombstones combine the past and the future and that is why they are so important.
Expressing that the tombstones also strengthened the presence of Bosnians in their lands, Klinčević thanked everyone who contributed to the opening of the exhibition.
Our Lady, Ambassador of Sarajevo, stated that tombstones are an element of civilization and that the tombs in the photographs reflect the best examples of this.
Yaman, director of YEE in Sarajevo, stated that death is as important as their culture, which is why tombstones are given special importance.
There are 46 photos in the gallery. Among the images are tombstones from the Ottoman era, as well as images of stones that Bosnians call “badges”.
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