Diocletian’s Palace in Split

Photographed by Anthony Sargeant when on holiday in 1966. Split is a port on the Adriatic Coast of what was then Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Diocletian was the only Roman Emperor ever to retire which he did in 305 AD and had built the palace in Split in preparation for that retirement. It was both a residence for Diocletian and his entourage but also a military garrison.

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