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A town carved from the ruins of a Roman imperial palace

The historic center of Split ( is actually a jumble of medieval houses occupying the converted ruins of Roman emperor Diocletian's 4th century palace—the emperor's mausoleum even became the city's cathedral (ironic, given that Diocletian was an avid persecutor of Christians).


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This article was last updated in January 2010. All information was accurate at the time.

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