Buckminster Knows 006

Diocletian's Palace at Spalato (300-306 AD), probably one of the last great palaces of the pagan Empire, was built by Emperor Diocletian (244-311 AD; reigned 284-305 AD) in preparation for his retirement. 
The vast plan (180 x 216m) echoes that of the castrum, the traditional Roman camp (or fort) crossed by two streets at right angles.
The palace was virtually unknown until the publication by Neo-Classical architect Robert Adam (1728-1792) of Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatio in Dalmatia 
(London, 1764).     

pictures found here, here and here

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