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Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Split | by Following Hadrian
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Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Split

The Peristyle is the heart of Diocletian's Palace, allowing access to Diocletian's private quarters, the mausoleum, and the temples, and providing a large space in which subjects of Diocletian could worship the emperor as a god.


The Peristyle is grand and spacious. One wall is an assortment of architectural styles and materials. Smooth Egyptian columns - each of a different type of stone - that are original to Diocletian's Palace once supported an open arcade. Later, they were incorporated into the walls of medieval houses.

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Taken on October 17, 2013