Still on the Dalmation Coast (named Dalmatia by the Romans after the Illyrian tribe, the Dalmatae) and  well- north of Dubrovnik is Split. The site of Split as a settlement goes back long before the Iron Age in Europe. Diocletian built his palace there between 293 and 305. (Diocletian was an Illyrian born north of Split, proclamed Emporer by the Roman legions in 284, and, lucky him, was declared Jupitor’s son, a living deity after the Asian style of absolute monarchy. He was also a nasty paranoidal type who offed his wife and son who, he imagined, were working against him.)
Today Split is the second largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb, the capital city). It is the administrative, economic and financial center of Croatia and also a center to which the western part of the neighboring state of Bosnia-Herzegovina gravitates.
A Piece of cellar ceiling
The Man!
Device for creating olive oil
The Palace Cellars
Marble eating tray for three people
More cellar
Egyptian Sphinx (one of several in the Palace)
The Peristyle-Only open square in the palace- where the Emporer appeared to his subjects as a  deity
Romanesque Bell tower-13th-14th C ?
Our Group in the Peristyle
At the Church Door off the Paristyle
Street within the Palace grounds
Monument to Bishop Gregory of Nin (1929)
Sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic, liked hands!
Our tour guide liked feet.
Chapel of the Blessed Arnir-15th C.(A. was Archbishop of Split. Murdered in 1180)