City of East Sarajevo through history

Many clues suggest that in the area of today’s city of East Sarajevo humans have been present since ancient times. On Glasinac plateau, between the mountains Kopita and Romanija, archaeological finds, including exhibits from more than 2,000 graves in the form of stone heap and 3000 stećci – tombstones, attest to the two civilizations before Christ.
Illyrians and Romans have left evidence of their presence near Pale, Rogatica, Bulog and other places.

The settling of this region was intensified after the Berlin Congress in 1878, when Austria – Hungary received a mandate to occupy Bosnia and Herzegovina, and especially after the construction of the Sarajevo – Visegrad railway, in1901.