The Palace of Diocletian at Split

Anthony Rhodes introduces Diocletian, the first sovereign to voluntarily resign power, and how, at the opening of the fourth century, he spent his last years in a huge fortified seaside palace of his own construction.

Reconstruction of Diocletian's Palace in its original appearance upon completion in AD 305 (viewed from the south-west)On the eastern shores of the Adriatic, amid a labyrinth of bays and creeks that recalls the isles of Greece, stands the Dalmatian town of Split.

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