Plague Column at Sela

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The plague column used to be situated at a crossroads, today it is surrounded only by fields on a ridge stretching from Vitomarci towards Sela… It is said to be the gravesite of two sets of victims: those who had died of the plague and those who had died in a landslide, that had buried a few houses and people. The stone column at Sela has architectural features from the first quarter of the 16th century. The original model for this type of monument was the light columns in cemeteries, where the eternal light was lit. The plague column in Vitomarci is regarded as one of more sophisticated works of stonemasonry and was probably made by the same stonemasons who helped build the village church in 1529.