Unknown tombstones

+8 votes

Can anyone shed some light on this tombstones?

More images https://photos.app.goo.gl/RS4PcADBaUiV58nw6

They are located on local cemetery in north west part of Bosnia.

Edit: DNA of the person born there shows 11% of sephardic jews. That might be connected.

in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (671k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Know nothing about it but I'd like one like that.
Hope someone helps you learn more.   But thanks for sharing the photo,  it's a wonderful obelisk.

Someone recently created a set of categories for Religious Symbols from various religions.  It might be worth browsing through the free space pages there to see if you spot any of the symbols on this tombstone.

Mary, no luck there. It is the moon, but the stars confuse me. one has 5 and the other has 6 edges.


a search on six pointed star over a crescent moon turned up this


The symbol on this flag represents the Biblical quote from John 3:30 - “He must increase, but I must decrease,” spoken by John the Baptist about Jesus. Here, the waning crescent moon stands for John, and the bright star stands for Jesus.

Similar symbols appear on the flags of 

  • City of Oelde, Germany
  • City of Niederglatt, Switzerland
  • several cities in Poland

2 Answers

+10 votes
Ooh, interesting! No, I'm sorry I don't know anything either but following because now I want to know, too!
by E Childs G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
+5 votes
I think the writing looks like arabic, also the new moon on it's back suggests the muslim faith. Try and find someone reading arabic to have a look. Thanks for sharing these great photos.  Intrigued now  !
by Joann Hanmer G2G6 Mach 1 (12.0k points)

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