Diocletian's Palace, Spolatum (Illyria) 2 Split

Diocletian's Palace, Huge Roman palace, ca. 305 CE, built for Diocletian, Split, Croatia
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Works: 2
Latitude: 43.508300
Longitude: 16.440200
Confidence: High

Place ID: 435164BDiP
Time period: RL
Region: Illyria
Country: Croatia
Department:
Mod: Split

- Pleiades
- DARE

Modern Description: Constantine Porphyrogenitus writes in his de Administrando Imperii (29.3), "Diocletian the king very much loved the region of Dalmatia and brought people from Rome with their families to settle the Dalamatia region, and to the present day they are referred to as Romani from their having emigrated from Rome. This king Diocletian also built the castle of Aspalathos, and in it made a palace beyond all description, which even today is held up as a relic of ancient prosperity, though much time has degraded it." The octagonal building, now a church, was almost certainly a temple rather than a mausoleum.
Wikidata ID: Q322287

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