Osor- the connecting point of two islands (Lošinj and Cres)

 

Osor– the connecting point of two islands (Lošinj and Cres) is four thousand years old! Osor lived through Illyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and recent European history and culture. Some of the remains of Roman domination are Roman coins and the largest amphora site.

Osor, Lošinj, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Osor, Lošinj, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Osor played a major role in trade and maritime affairs because of its favorable position. Decorated with numerous statues of emperors and deities. The center of Osor is the town square, the intersection of two main streets provides the image of the ancient Roman city.

Osor, Lošinj, Croatia, photo by Matko m: Švarc
Osor, Lošinj, Croatia, photo by Matko m: Švarc

The archaeological collection of the city of Osor is located in the town hall over five hundred years old and includes valuable exhibitions from the prehistoric to the middle ages. Numismatic collection of Roman coins indicates a rich trade in this area, two stone plates of the Roman symbol of faith (5th or 6th century) point to the strengthening of Christianity.

Jakov Gotovac, Osor, CRoatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Jakov Gotovac, Osor, CRoatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

It is assumed that in the area of Lošinj there were

not a lot of ancient settlements but a larger number of Roman estates with buildings and country houses. The remains of the foundations of Roman mansions were also found on the island.

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