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BREZA Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.

North of Sarajevo, the remains of Roman buildings and carved tombstones dating from the 2d and 3d c. The epitaphs mention the family names Aelius and Aurelius, indicating the period of romanization of the native population. A Christian church from the 6th c., contains a tombstone with the inscription: “. . . princeps Desitiati(um) . . . ,” indicating the residence here of the Desidiati, an Illyrian tribe. A pillar was found here with traces of runes associated with the Alamans.


V. Corovic, Glasnik Zemaljskog muzeja, Sarajevo 25 (1913) 409-20; G. Cremosnik-Sergejevski, Novitates Musei Sarajevoensis 9 (1930); D. Sergejevski, Spomenik Srpske akademije nauka (1940) 141-43; id., GZM Sarajevo 55 (1943) 14-19; Bojanovski-Celic, Nase Starine, 12 (1969) 7-25; J. J. Wilkes, Dalmatia (1969).


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