The Stećci[stetɕtsi] (singular: Stećak), are monumental medievaltombstones that lie scattered across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the border parts of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, although almost exclusively following the borders of medieval Bosnian state. An estimated 60,000 are found within the borders of modern Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rest of 10,000 are found in what are today Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.
Appearing in the 11th century, the Stećci reached their peak in the 14th and 15th century, before disappearing during the Ottoman occupation.
image: This particular one is in the city I currently live in (Belgrade, Serbia) and is in a pretty good condition, as you can tell. But why it’s in the street, next to one of the busiest streets will never stop to baffle me. And it’s in front of the Ethnographic Museum.