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Archaeological area of Gabela
The rich archaeological site is found on the banks of the river Neretva 19 kilometers south from Medjugorje, and has retained a significant amount of the ruined walls and sculptures of the stone lioned symbol of Venetian culture. It has become a National monument. Gabela 's first records date back to year 1186 known then as Drijeva Skela. It appears as Gabela as far back as year 1399. In the year 1715 Gabela was destroyed by the Venetians and was never rebuilt to its original splendour. In more recent history it is a great subject for debate where some noted historians maintain that Gabela was in fact Troy, and Mexican historian Robert Salin Price, has sufficiently supported his theory that in fact it is Troy. After the destruction of ancient Narona developed the stronghold and trade centre in the Neretva valley in the Middle Ages, called Gabela....


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