Archaeology Travel, Dalmatia, Photography

Photoset: The Roman Amphitheatre of Salona (Croatia)

Salona, once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, is situated near the present-day city of Solin (near Split), in one of the most beautiful bays of the East Adriatic coast. Salona was a stronghold and a harbour of the Illyrian Delmati which came early into the sphere of influence of the Greeks on… Continue reading Photoset: The Roman Amphitheatre of Salona (Croatia)

Archaeology Travel, Croatia, Dalmatia, Museum, Roman Temples

The Augusteum at Narona (Croatia)

Narona was an ancient city located in the Narenta Valley in present-day southern Croatia near the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. The valley, home to the ancient Illyrian tribe, served as the route for the exchange of goods between the Mediterranean, theĀ Adriatic Sea and the Illyrian hinterland. Narona became a major Roman stronghold and had a Roman… Continue reading The Augusteum at Narona (Croatia)

Dalmatia, Museum, Roman art

Artefact: Fish-shaped Glass Bottle from the Roman necropolis of Iader (Zadar)

While I finish working on my next blog entry about Classical Pula (Croatia), I decided to start a new weekly post called Artefact of the week. Not only have I been lucky enough to explore many ancient sites through my archaeology travels, but I have also been fortunate to visit many museums. Let's begin with… Continue reading Artefact: Fish-shaped Glass Bottle from the Roman necropolis of Iader (Zadar)

Archaeology Travel, Croatia, Dalmatia, Photography, Roman Army, SPQR

Picture of the week: The arches of the Burnum principium in Dalmatia (Croatia)

I just got back from a one week holiday in Croatia. I had a fabulous time exploring wonderful places which will certainly be the subject of future posts. This photo was taken at the archaeological site of Burnum, a Roman Legionary camp located nearby the natural beauties of the Krka National park. The camp was… Continue reading Picture of the week: The arches of the Burnum principium in Dalmatia (Croatia)