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Destroyed Serbian heritage in Kosovo

In total, 156 Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries were destroyed between 11 June 1999 and 19 March 2004, after the end of the Kosovo War and including the 2004 unrest in Kosovo. Many of the churches and monasteries dated back to the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.


  • History 1
    • Kosovo War 1.1
    • Aftermath of Kosovo War 1.2
    • 2004 unrest 1.3
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Sources 4


Kosovo War

Aftermath of Kosovo War

2004 unrest

In a statement on 18 March, the Serbian Orthodox Church reported that a number of its churches and shrines in Kosovo had been damaged or destroyed by rioters. These included:[1][2]

The violence quickly spread to other parts of Kosovo, with Kosovo Serb communities and religious and cultural symbols attacked by crowds of Albanians. Some of these locations were ostensibly under the protection of KFOR at the time. During the riots and violence, eight Kosovo Serbians were killed. Among damaged property was the targeted cultural and architectural heritage of the Serb people, and as a result 35 churches, including 18 monuments of culture, were demolished, burnt or severely damaged.[7]

See also


  1. ^ b92: Dopunjeni i ispravljeni spisak uništenih i oštećenih pravoslavnih crkava i manastira na Kosovu u toku martovskog nasilja (26 April 2004) (Serbian)
  2. ^ „Porušeni manastiri na Kosovu i Metohiji“ on YouTube, Office for Kosovo and Metohija (English)(Serbian)
  3. ^ Munk, Eva (25 March 2004). "Czechs hold line in Kosovo". The Prague Post. 
  4. ^ "CNN - KLA rebels accused of vandalizing Serb monastery - June 17, 1999". Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Reconstruction Implementation Commission". Site on protection list. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  7. ^, FM talks Kosovo at U.S. college, 18 March 2011


  • Влада Републике Србије за Косово и Метохију. "Светиње и културна добра уништени у мартовском погрому" (PDF). 
  • Влада Републике Србије за Косово и Метохију. "Судбина културне баштине на Косову и Метохији" (PDF). 
  • Влада Републике Србије за Косово и Метохију. "Уништена и оштећена културна добра на Косову и Метохији у периоду од 1999. до 2004. године" (PDF). 
  • Влада Републике Србије за Косово и Метохију. "Угрожена културна добра на Косову и Метохији" (PDF). 
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