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02. 02. 2016 @ Antonija Eremut

The ancient site of Dračevica, Radišići

Category: cultural heritage GPS: LAT: 43.2139175639326 / LONG 17.5168485075682

The site of Dračevica stretches south of the main road Vitina – Ljubuški, with several parcels in private ownership. In 1894 Franjo Fiala discovered the remains of a Roman building complex (63 m x 47 m) on an area of four hectares. Excavated movable finds, i.e. lots of pottery fragments, bricks and tiles, agricultural implements, jewelry and coins, belong mostly to the emperors from the 2nd to the 4th century. Two epitaphs and a milestone of Domitius Aurelian from the 3rd century were also found at the site of Dračevica. Several stone fragments (capitals and bases of columns, parts of milestones) are in the possession of Dračevica parcels' owners. On the estate of Pero Zovko there is a preserved well made of hewn stones. Next to Dračevica, in the direction of Humac, stretches almost a straight line field path, four meters wide, which is probably the rest of the route of a Roman road Salona - Narona. Roman roads researcher in the province of Dalmatia, Ivo Bojanovski, identified at Dračevica a travel stop Bigeste, specifying that it is a building dug by Fiala. However, the prevailing opinion is that the building at Dračevica is villa rustica.