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Milan ivanović and Dragan jovanović
BANOV DO (in the Middle ages Banje Polje, K. Mitrovica): on the foundations of an old Serbian church, a new church was erected in 1950; next to it is an ancient Serbian cemetery. BANJE (K. Mitrovica): 1. church erected in recent times on the site of an old one, surrounded by the old and present-day village cemetery; 2. remnants of a monastery with a church and a bell-tower (13th or 14th c.), restored in 1492, in the Čpilje- Kuline hamlet; a large medieval graveyard situated on the pla- teau surrounding the church.
BANJE, BANJA RUDNIČKA (Srbica): 1. church of St. Nich- olas erected by the Serbian feudatory Rodop some time be- fore 1432; restored in the 20th c.; 2. old Serbian cemetery on the St. Paraskeve hill; 3. another old Serbian cemetery toward the village of Suho Grlo.
BANJICA (Glogovac): according to legend and some micro- toponyms, the church of St. Sava and an old Serbian grave- yard were situated in the village.
BANJICA (Lipljan): a church existed once (suggested by the reference to a village priest in the census of 1455 and the top- onym “Crkvena Njiva”—Church Field).
BANJSKA (K. Mitrovica): 1. monastery of Banjska; 2. rem- nants of the church of St. elijah (mentioned in 1313) in the hamlet of jelići; 3. remnants of an old church in the hamlet of Stevovići; 4. traces of a structure, perhaps a church, in the hamlet of Kozareva Rijeka.
Asceterion of Belaje, above the Dečani Monastery, Church of the Mother of God, archangel Gabriel from annunciation, 14th century
Bell Tower, Banjska Monastery, 14th century
BANJSKA (Vučitrn): 1. old church of St. Nicholas; 2. ruins of the church of St. Stephen in the hamlet of Selište. BARAINA (in the Middle ages Barajino or Borajno, Podu- jevo): according to written sources, a Serbian church existed there in the 15th c.
BARANE (in the Middle ages Barani, Peć): unascertained monastery of Barane (mentioned in 15th and 16th-century sourc- es); 2. the site where an old graveyard was formerly situated. BARDOSAN (Djakovica): 1. ruins of an old Serbian church and a graveyard (recorded in the 19th c.); 2. archaeological re- mains of early medieval Slavic culture.
BARE (Leposavić): old Serbian graveyard.
BARILJEVO (Priština): church of Samodreža (village priest mentioned as early as 1455); the Turks used its building mate- rial for the construction of the mill on the Lab river at the beginning of the 19th c.
BATAIRE (in the Middle ages Batahire, K. Mitrovica): the toponym “Crkva” (Church) points to the former presence of a Serbian church in the village.
BATUŠA (Djakovica): a written source from 1330 refers to the church of St. Nicholas in the village (according to tradi- tion, it occupied the site of the present-day mosque). BEGOV LUKAVAC (in the Middle ages Lukavac istok): rem- nants of an old Serbian church and devastated graveyard on the hill of Vučar; a note from 1643 makes mention of the church of St. George in the village.
BEGUNCE (Vitina): old church formerly existed.
BELA CRKVA (Orahovac): 1. remnants of an early three- aisled Byzantine basilica and a necropolis; 2. church of St. elijah, mentioned in a source from 1330 (unascertained); 3. church of St. Helena, formerly situated on the road to the Sopnić village; 4. church of the Holy archangels, on the site called Listenol. BELAJE (Dečane): rock-cut anachoretic dwellings of the De- čani monastery on Streočka Mt: 1. hermitage of King Stefan Dečanski; 2. hermitage of St. Helena (built up); 3. central her- mitage (between the former two); 4. hermitage of St. ephraim (14th c.); 5. Belajska hermitage (church of the Mother of God) chief monastic anachoretic dwelling with 14th-century frescos.

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