March 2019. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Millennium Cross - or Mostar Cross - stands tall on Hum hill which is the highest peak in the Mostar region and directly dominates the divided city. In 2001, the UNESCO and the city of Mostar announced the reconstruction plans for the Old Bridge. Various Croat political leaders then responded by building the catholic Millenium Cross to dominate the city as many Croats perceive the Old Bridge as a Muslim symbol. The cross is 33 meters high and was erected in 2002 to represent two thousand years of Christianity. The cross is supposed to mark a new start. Many among Mostar’s Muslim community perceive the cross as offensive and humiliating.