Visualising space and movement; a multidisciplinary approach to the Palace of Diocletian, Split

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


  • chris Gaffney
  • Branko Kirigin
  • Ante Milosevic
  • Vedran Barbaric
  • Helen Goodchild
  • Tom Sparrow
  • Armin Schmidt

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Department of Archaeology, University of York
  • University of Bradford


The Palace of Diocletian, now the old town of Split, is one of the most important structures for the study of late Roman palaces, imperial ceremonial and urban change in late antiquity. At the heart of this palatial complex is the Mausoleum of Diocletian/Split Cathedral; a transformation which neatly encapsulates the transition from imperial residence to late antique and medieval town. Emerging from work undertaken by the Central Dalmatian Archaeological Project in 2009, this chapter will demonstrate how 3D spatial models can be integrated with subsurface exploration technologies in order to better understand the relationships between standing and subsurface remains at Split through the production of a 3D model. It will then use the integrated results from the 3D laser scanning of the Mausoleum and its surroundings and GPR in the Peristyle of the Palace to make suggestions about the nature of that space and how it might have changed over time.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Heritage in the Digital Age
EditorsEugene Ch'ng, Vincent Gaffney, Henry Chapman
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • archaeology , ancient history, Heritage, heritage computing