Salona was an ancient city and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
The name Salona preserves the language of the early inhabitants of this area whom the Romans called Dalmatae, and considered to be part of a larger group called Illyrians.
Salona is situated near town of Solin, right next to the Split.
The Illyrian core of the city has been discovered recently.
A segment of the city walls with a monumental gate (Porta Caesarea) and towers has been preserved from the first Roman phase.
The city quickly spread to the East and West and in the IInd century was enclosed with new walls.
The Forum was located in the centre of the city near the sea. In the Ist century a theatre and baths were built next to it. A much better preserved complex of baths was found to the East of the later bishop’s basilica in the eastern part of the city.
Here we also find the sumptuous Villa Urbana known for its mosaics with depictions of Apollo Orpheus Triton (now kept in the Split
Archaeological Museum). Within the fortification system in the north-western corner of the city an amphitheatre was raised in the IInd century.
The great city necropolis containing some of the most famous sarchophagi.
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