World Heritage of Serbia

The publication "World Heritage of Serbia," recommended Serbia in the world as a particularly attractive cultural area, said Minister Nebojsa Bradic. UNESCO recognized the publication as the authentic contribution to the world cultural heritage.

Minister of Culture Nebojsa Bradic said that with the publication of "World Heritage of Serbia,"  Serbia is recommended worldwide as a particularly attractive cultural area.

In the publication, which will be presented on Monday to the public at the Atrium of the National Museum in Belgrade, the Serbian herigate is represented  that the experts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized as the authentic contribution to the world cultural heritage.

The emphasis is put on the medieval heritage of Serbia and particularly the monasteries and royal mausoleums which belong to the sphere of Byzantine cultural influence, with the recognizable national particularities.

Minister Bradic stressed that this publication should be used in Serbia, in order to "mark a new period of systematic care of cultural monuments".

Most research and conservation and restoration works in the following period will be performed on the most important monumental complexes, especially those who have been declared the world cultural heritage sites.

"The goal is to complete the works in order to enable  better preservation and presentation of this part of the cultural heritage," said the Minister.

Bradic announced that in 2010 the archaeological researches will be continued in Studenica, reconstruction of mermer plastic in Sopocani, restoration of frescoes at the Church of the Holy Virgin Hodegetria an the Patriarchate of Pec, as well as the building a new western dormitory in Decani.

Also the recontruction of the East Gate in Gamzigrad will be continued, as well as the archaeological research and the restoration of fortifications of the entrance of the monastery of Manasija, the works on the restoration of churches in Fruska Gora and Chilandar Monastery.

Minister of Culture concluded that a special attention will be directed to the update of the documentation on the memorial complexes, publishing of the results of the previous research and the completion of files for the legal protection.

Source: RTS