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Srebrenica and Surroundings

Map of �Srebrenica and Surroundings

The area around Srebrenica has been known since antiquity for the mining of silver, lead, and zinc. The Roman municipality of Domavia was located near the village of Sase. The municipality of Malvesiatium was located on the banks of the Drina near Skelani. Ore was extracted and melted in Domavia. This municipality experienced its largest period of development in the 3rd c., when it served as an administrative mining center for the provinces of Pannonia and Dalmatia. At that time, the entire region surrounding Srebrenica was known as Argentaria. In the Middle Ages, Srebrenica was a highly developed mining and trading center. Due to its mineral resources, Srebrenica often found itself the target of invaders from the north and east.

There are 45 stećak necropolises in the municipality of Srebrenica, the most valuable of which are located at the sites of Mramorje, near the village of Bučje, and in Ljeskovik.

Prior to its destruction during the war (1992-'95), Srebrenica (2) was a quite developed area with multiple tourist attractions. The Guber mineral springs and the Guber Spa (4), Lake Perućac (1) and the Sušica Hunting Area were just some of the destinations tourists flocked to.

Today, Srebrenica is primarily known for the tragic events of July 11th, 1995. The Memorial Center in Potočari (3) bears silent witness to this tragedy. Srebrenica, and its surrounding region, has yet to recover from war casualties and destruction.

Perućac Lake (1)

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Perućac Lake
Perućac Lake

Town of Srebrenica (2)

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City center of Srebrenica
City of Srebrenica

Memorial Center in Potočari (3)

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Memorial Center in Potocari
Memory Wall - Potocari

Guber Mineral Springs (4)

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Small Guber
Guber - Srebrenica



All Chapters

01. Neretva River - Upper Course

02. Neretva River - Middle Course

03. Mount Prenj (Bosnian Himalayas)

04. Blagaj and Podvelež Plateau

05. City of Mostar

06. Wine Route and Međugorje

07. Neum and its Hinterland

08. Stolac and Počitelj

09. Southeast Herzegovina

10. Tara River and Sutjeska NP

11. City of Sarajevo

12. Around Sarajevo

13. Mount Bjelašnica

14. Mount Treskavica

15. Fojnica and Kraljeva Sutjeska

16. Olovo, Vareš and Surroundings

17. Mt.s Jahorina and Romanija

18. Drina River - Upper Course

19. Srebrenica and Surroundings

20. Northeast Bosnia

21. Tajan Nature Park

22. Around Usora River

23. Mount Vlašić and Travnik

24. Jajce and Pliva Lakes

25. Skopaljska Valley

26. Livno and Surroundings

27. Banja Luka and Kozara NP

28. Sana River - Middle Course

29. Una National Park

30. Una River - Middle Course