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02. 02. 2016 @ Antonija Eremut

Solin, Crkvine

Period: Category: cultural heritage GPS: LAT: 43.5584699828 / LONG 16.4990680385

Crkvine are one of many localities around Solin that began its life as a Roman residential - economic complex. Today only a small part of it is explored, dating from the 1st to the 4th/5th century. The villa has undergone numerous alterations. Inside there was a plant for processing olives, but probably also the sanctuary of Mithras, an Eastern deity very popular in the Roman Empire. In the early and late Middle Ages a small church was built on this hill dedicated to St Ilija, and around it a cemetery (some suggest even a small monastery). On streams that surround this hill from the east and west mills were built, of which the one on the west side is probably medieval. Little more to the south, another mill is preserved, the so-called Čikalova, as well as the route of a Roman road, one of three roads that were leading from Salona to Klis.