Cemeteries

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Some cemeteries in Slovenia are monuments of national importance owing to their centuries-old gravestones. Here we should mention the Jewish cemetery in Rožna Dolina. At Šempeter in the Savinja Valley there is a Roman necropolis on view. Military cemeteries and monuments to the victims of war bear testament to the turbulent past. Particularly in the Soča River area, the scene of First World War battles on the Soča Front, there are military cemeteries with ossuaries. Another important monument to that tragic period is the Russian chapel at Vršič. The highest number of historically important Slovenians are buried in the cemeteries of Prešernov gaj in Kranj and Navje in Ljubljana. The latter is the work of architect Jože Plečnik, who also arranged the biggest Ljubljana cemetery of Žale. That cemetery has also been declared a cultural monument.
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