Archaeological sights in Croatia
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The ruins of the ancient city of Salona (now known as Solin), among the vineyards northeast of Split, are the most archaeologically important in Croatia. Salona was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia from the time of Julius Caesar until AD 614, when it was levelled by the Slavs and the Avars.
At the western end of Salona is the huge 2nd-century amphitheatre, destroyed by the Venetians in the 17th century so that Turkish raiders wouldn't use it as a refuge.