Doclea Podgorica

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Doclea – Where time has stopped

Only 3 km from the city center of Podgorica, at the mouth of two rivers, Zeta and Morača, is the location where the ancient Roman city of Doclea used to stand, where according to legend, the Roman emperor Diocletian was born. Romans made this city in the 1st century AD and it was a strong trade node of the region. We know that thay built monumental temples and public spaces. In the 20th century, during archaeological excavations, a lot of everyday objects were found, such as tools, jewelry, weapons and money.

Today, you can see those objects in the museums and galleries of Pogdorica in the Archeology sections. 

The city was destroyed many times by a lot of different invaders. Today, the only constructions you can find are wall ruins, a bridge and over 300 pieces of sarcophagi — from sculptures and fragments of artifacts and ornaments to handcrafts.

It’s not much, but when I stand in the middle of the field surrounded by ancient ruins, I really feel that time has stopped.

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Doclea, Podgorica

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)