Culture of Kosovo
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The Culture of Kosovo refers to the culture of Kosovo and mostly of the Albanians and Serbs. It encompasses the ancient heritage, architecture, literature, visual arts, music, cinema, sports and cuisine of Kosovo. Because of its history and geography, it represents a blend of different cultural spheres especially of the western and eastern culture.
The society of Kosovo has undergone considerable changes over the last centuries, one of the most notable being the increasing level of secularity. The national identity revolves more around the language and culture, than the religion.
The country also possess one of the most diverse cultural treasures in its region, however, at least 571 recorded artefacts were 'borrowed' by Serbia in 1998, and another 677 archeological artefacts were 'borrowed' in 1999 at a time when Kosovo's autonomy was de facto non-existent. The artifacts were never returned following the 2008 independence of Kosovo.
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