The Stari Most (or Old Bridge), Mostar, Bosnia World Heritage: Shield or Target?

The Stari Most (or Old Bridge) in Mostar, Bosnia, in a photograph probably taken in the 1890s. The bridge—constructed across the Neretva River in the mid-16th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent—was the single largest stone span bridge in the world. Photo: Courtesy of the Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library.