Monument to the Unknown Soldier
In 1917, officers of the enemy army, during a survey of Avala, came across a decaying corpse. When they cam closer they concluded that it was a Serbian soldier. And they saluted… It was the first homage the enemy the enemy showed toward a Serbian soldier. The corpse was buried where it was found, and over the hillock a cross was stuck with an inscription: “Unknown Serbian soldier”. Four years later it was concluded that it was really the grave of an unknown soldier, a protocol was made and put into a glass cassette that was then buried in the same grave. At that place a modest monument was erected… In 1934 it was decided to build a monument-mausoleum to the Unknown Hero on Avala. The monument has the shape of a sarcophagus on a six-level pedestal. Sideways are caryatids symbolizing the eternal guard of honour. On Vidovdan 1938. remains of the Unknown Hero were moved from the temporary grave and buried in the mausoleum.