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Solin, Croatia

Extensive Roman remains at Solin.

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 2 Apr 2013, 00:29
Wonderful landscape John! Great angle with a wonderful sky! What is the significance of the brick arch?
John Prior: The size, wealth and magnificence of this Roman city are testified by its impressive walls with towers and gates, the forum with temples, the theatre, the governor’s palace, part of a large area of ruins Frances
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2013, 08:37
Very impressive if this really is Roman John!
John Prior: From the local guide book Chris:

The ancient Salona, Colonia Martia Iulia Salona, as its full name was, the capitol of the Roman province of Dalmatia, was founded at the mouth of the river Jadro and in the sheltered sea bay, at the foot of the mountain Kozjak. Before the arrival of the Italics and the Romans, the area had been inhabited by local Delmats and Greek merchants.
The size, wealth and magnificence of this Roman city are testified by its impressive walls with towers and gates, the forum with temples, the theatre, the governor’s palace, the amphitheatre, as well as the unique bishop’s seat and early Christian churches at the graveyards where the Salonitan martyrs were buried (Manastirine, Kapljuč, Marusinac).
Following the Great Migration, a part of the ruined and abandoned Salona was inhabited by the Croats. At Gospin Otok and by the Jadro river branches, the Croatian rulers will erect new churches and create the core of the Croatian Solin.
The Romans left their mark in so many places. Mind you when you think how long their empire lasted it is no surprise
John Prior: Indeed the Romans left an impressive legacy.
I note it has the usual thick walls that Roman places had.
John Prior: Part of an outer wall I think Brian, nice to wander around this area that is not over managed -and no health and safety notices, and barriers around holes, no doubt that will change if Croatia becomes a member of the bureaucratic EU, no doubt they are thinking twice about it now as due to join this year.
A very nice capture John... What are the red flowers called?

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