Zebrnjak mausoleum remains
|Location||Mlado Nagoričane, Kumanovo,
Republic of Macedonia
|Type||Victory column Mausoleum|
|Height||48.5 meters (159 ft)
(now 18.5 metres (61 ft))
|Dedicated to||723 Serbian soldiers who died in Battle of Kumanovo|
It was built in 1937, for the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Kumanovo which took place on 23 and 24 October 1912 during the First Balkan War, between the Turkish Vardar Army and the First Serbian Army. In the battle the Turkish army was defeated and was forced to withdraw.
Today from the monument all that is left is the lower part, thorus with the bones from the casualties of the battle. What is missing is the three sided pyramid tower with which the monument would be 48.5 meters high.
By his monument architecture, Zebrnjak was one of a kind in the Balkans. It was made by granite cubes, according to the project designed by Momir Korunović and the frescoes in the interior were painted by Živorad Nastasijević, on them were represented pictures from everyday life with figures wearing Serbian folklore clothing.
On 24 May 1942, monument was destroyed by the Bulgarian army in the Second World War. Complete monument reconstruction was announced to be completed in centennial of the Battle of Kumanovo, in 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zebrnjak.|
- Zebrnjak memorial
- Zebrnjak čuva uspomenu na srpske heroje, Politika, Mile Radenković, 12. July 2008. (Serbian)
- ОБНОВИМО ЗЕБРЊАК, SPONA, (Serbian)
- Announcement of plans for reconstruction of Zebrnjak in 2012 by Ambassador of Serbia, Tomislav Đurin, during the celebration of 99th anniversary of Kumanovo Battle (video) , (Serbian)