On Saturday, the Serbian army placed a Cross on the hill above the Mileševa Monastery in southwest Serbia.
The monastery was founded by King Stefan Vladislav I, in the years between 1234 and 1236.
It has frescoes by the most skillful artists of that time, including one of the most famous in Serbian culture, the “White Angel”, which depicts an angel on Christ’s grave.
The monastery is situated in a valley of the Mileševa River, near Prijepolje.
Mileševa Monastery is one of the most important Serbian sanctuaries and spiritual centres.
In 1594, the Ottomans removed the relics of Saint Sava from the monastery and publicly burned them on Vračar hill in Belgrade, making him thus a posthumous martyr.
On 27 October 1941, the Communist forces broke into the monastery and killed its hegumen Nestor Trkulja.
Mileševa Monastery was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is today protected by Republic of Serbia.