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The necropolis “Greek Cemetery” in Zagrađe is an archaeological site protected by the UNESCO.

The “Greek Cemetery” necropolis of stećci[1] is located to the east of the town of Soko, in its suburb, the residence of the Kosača ruling family. There is a unique stećak with epigraphic Cyrillic inscription from the mid-15th century. The necropolis has 16 tombstones, 3 of them are ridges (two on four and one on two ridges), 2 simple chests (one with an inscription) and eleven pedestals, one of which is amorphous, i.e. without clearly defined shape, and the others are rectangular. They are made of local stone, of fine workmanship, but mostly undecorated.

The stećak of Christian Petko contains an epigraphic Cyrillic inscription and one ridge with a rod carved along its length. The inscription on the  stećak of Christian Petko is carved in three symmetrical lines, in letters of equal height and clear shapes. The inscription of the Christian Petko is significant for the study of lexical structure and epigraphic of Cyrillic inscriptions from the XV century. Judging by the style and the particular forms of the letters, both inscriptions on the tombstone are written by the hand of one stonemason.

Based on  its established cultural value, authenticity, uniqueness and rarity within its own kind, archeological, historical, pedagogical and scientific significance, the Necropolis “Greek Cemetery” has an extraordinary significance for the historical, social and cultural development of Montenegro.

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