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The city was originally inhabited by the Illyrians in ancient times, and came under Roman rule in 9 AD. It rose to promince as an Ottoman citadel in the 15th Century. From 1992 - 1996, the city suffered from the longest siege in the history of modern warfare, during the Bosnian War.
Today, Sarajevo is known for its tragic history, efforts to rebuild itself, blend of religions, political and religious controversy and unrest, quintessentially European city structure, architecture, cathedral, mosques, synogogues, economy, beauty, and international influence.
People Born in Sarajevo
Sarajevo in People's Lives
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in 2006 to compete in the International Bosna Chess Tournament, which I placed first in, though I shared first place with two other players. This was my first win in an A class elite tournament.