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(E) City of Split was founded 1,700 years ago
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  05/7/2005 | History | Unrated
(E) City of Split was founded 1,700 years ago


Split, Croatia 1700th year celebration




Thousands of people gather for the traditional annual celebration of Saint Duje in Adriatic port of Split, Croatia, May 7, 2005. The city was founded 1,700 years ago by Roman Emperor Diocletian who ordered the killing of bishop Duje, later known as Saint Duje, the patron of Split city. REUTERS/Matko Biljak

A member of the Cambridge rowing team salutes the crowd while their boat sinks in Split city waterfront, Croatia, May 7, 2005. The team participated in a race with Oxford to mark the 1700 anniversary of Split. REUTERS/Matko Biljak

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