Discover Bosnian history through archive photos dating back to the 19th century

Discover Bosnian history through archive photos dating back to the 19th century
A women's gathering with coffee and cigarettes in Travnik, 1890.

29 July 2020

Transport yourself back through time and discover Bosnian history with Twitter account @BosnianHistory.

Wander the streets and markets of late 19th century Bosnian towns and relish ancient crafts that range from silversmithing to embroidery.

The account also highlights the lives of the Bosnian Roma, with photos of their daily lives in the early 1900s.

Historic Bosnian architecture also features, resplendent with Ottoman influences.

More recent pictures show everyday life under socialism, or commemorate the Yugoslav war — including the photo below, which shows a Bosnian soldier playing the piano in a destroyed music school in Mostar in 1992.

The Srebrenica genocide, which saw more than 8,000 Bosnians killed in July 1995, is commemorated in a series of posts on @BosnianHistory, including present-day photos of family members still burying loved ones as mass graves continue to be identified.

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