Along the gently winding roads between Roc and Hum, various stone edifices mark the history of a script in common use from the 9th through the early 19th centuries. Invented as a means of making the Latin scriptures more accessible to the local people, the alphabet consisting of 32 characters bridged a significant cultural gap.
The Glagolitic script eventually gave way to the modern Cyrillian alphabet, still used in many Eastern European nations today.
A drive through this area in November is stunning- the autumn breezes paint foliage in both reverent and spirited hues which capture the viewer's vision. Each curve hides another gorgeous vista, each seemingly more breathtaking than the last.
Knowing that these rocks and hills were among the first to witness the birth of a language so long ago lends them an extra charm, mysterious and wise, an age-old stoic acceptance of the evolution of human thought and nation-hood.
My thanks goes to the author of Ancient Scripts for the use of his Glagolitic graphic.
Check out more about the history of this language here: