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Monument to the Unknown Hero
Monument to the Unknown Hero
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Author: Ivan Meštrović (on Avala; erected in 1938.)

Monuments to unknown heroes were erected in all allied countries during the years after World War I, and Yugoslavia joined in this endeavour. The monument was built for four years and it holds the remains of an unknown hero. It is shaped like a sarcophagus on a plinth with six steps. Caryatids line the sides, symbolizing an honour guard.

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