Vrbnik Wheel


This is one of the most curious things you’ll come across on the whole island of Krk.

The Vrbnik Wheel is a circle, or a rosette, embedded into the ground, just outside the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Made of pebbles and divided into eight equal sections, it was used for teaching the Glagolitic alphabet.

All of its letters can be derived from the structure of the wheel.

It is possible that the priests used this method since ink and paper did not come cheap in those days. It is one of the two such wheels in Vrbnik, and the more famous and the better preserved one, and a part of the many Glagolitic monuments and inscriptions scattered around the area.

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