The Glagolitic road and the glagolitic alphabet
Favorite thing: From Hum departs the so called Glagolitic road, that in 7 km links Hum to Rozzo and is surrounded by 11 sculptures that celebrate the importance of the area as centre of the literature in glagolitic alphabet , that was still usede until the XX century.
The glagolitic alphabet (Glagolits) is a slavic alphabet, considered to be the ancestor of the cyrillic alphabet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glagolitic_alphabet).
The original alphbabet has 41 letters that are probably derived from the medieval cursive Greek.
Favorite thing: The Aleja glagoljasa was conceived by a poet, Zvane Crnja, that founded of the cakavian academy, from the name of one of the Croatian languages, cakavian, spoken Istria and in the islands of the Kvarner gulf. A sculptor, Zelimir Janes and a professor of ancient literature, Josip Bratulic, realized it. On this stone, the name of several cities of Istria has been carved.
Superb table, but too late !
Favorite thing: Superb table, but too late ! If we had walked towards the top of the line of stones earlier, before having lunch, we would have taken our lunch on this very comfortable stone table, but we were too hungry to wait and left that little walk for after lunch !
Glagolitic picnic !
Favorite thing: Wow, this stone has a flat top, that will make a perfect stand to have a quick Glagolitic picnic with delicious Istarski prsut (Istrian ham), yummy mortadella, tasty Paski sir (ewe cheese from the isle of Pag) and a crunching loaf of bread !
Hum size triumphal arch !
Favorite thing: The "entrance" to the line of stones is a kind of small size triumphal arch. Each erect stone is carved in a different way, in a non-figurative style. This tripod with a vaguely humanoid outline is amazing and seems to be deeply rooted in the soil !
Alley of the Glagolitic priests
Favorite thing: Along the 7 kilometers of the small road that leads from Roc to Hum have been installed 11 monuments that constitute the Aleja glagoljasa (Alley of the Glagolitic priests) as can be seen on the maps in the introduction of this page. It has been installed between 1977 and 1985 to honor the priests that preserved the Glagolitic script. This group of carved stones is one of the monuments, short before Hum.
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