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CELE-KULA

Osmanlian Turks have carried out unseen brutalities, and indeed bestialities, upon Serbian population. One of the more common penalties for Serbs was impalement on stake.

The castle of Cegar (or Cele kula, as the Turks preffered to call it, implying that its building blocks were bald heads or sculls) in Nis is a unique monument in the world. It was built by the Turks into which they inbuilt the sculls of the Serb commander Sindelic and his heroes with the intention of frightening the Serb population. The message it was intended to convey (in Turkish mentality) was: to herald to all the Serbs who decide to stand in the way of Osmanlian Empire's interests (Islam) will have premature deaths, like the Serbs of Cegar.

The monument to the liberators of Niš

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  • Last visit to Nis: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 11, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 10:41 AM

    Interesting page. Some good reading in there.

  • Beograd's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2004 at 11:46 PM

    Fantastic page! And BTW, interesting names of cities around the globe.... :))))

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2004 at 9:20 AM

    I had enjoyed reading your tips. Well done.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2004 at 1:41 AM

    Srdjan Tiger! it is really a great page! Nis Fortress is great! and MMMM Beautiful women!:-))) wanna come to visit you!!!!!:-))

  • KonstantinII's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 4:55 PM

    Amazing pages!!! Loved it! Jel ono o Sindjelicu tvoje autorstvo? Sjajno! Mislio sam da napravim stranicu o Nisu, ali sad sam odustao. ;o) Otvoricu stranu i staviti link na tvoju o Nisu! ;o)

  • Skipka's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 11:36 PM

    Stunning story about Cele kula ...

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2004 at 10:01 PM

    Love the Turkish influence on this city, which I believe is the birthplace of Constantine the Great who moved the seat of Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 8:58 AM

    Fantastic photos and great travel tips. Better than what I can find in the bookstores in the US these days. Look forward to traveling to Montenegro next summer...

  • Prasnjavi's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2003 at 5:10 PM

    But it's useful for me Nat :) Very nice page as all yours pages are.

  • asvetlana's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 1:55 AM

    Yeah, Nis! Lots of colours and beautiful people - I liked it, really.

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