The history and development of the Salonitan port and city of Solin can be observed through four flows, i.e., fluxes. That is how we can perceive the impact and importance of this area, its origin and progress.
The four basic concepts (fluxes/flows of goods, technology, people and culture) give a clear picture of the development of the Salonitan port, industry and today’s city of Solin.
The flow of goods, i.e., trade, is important for every port, including Salonitan. It is precisely the usability and geographical position of the Salonitan area that will contribute to the development of the ancient metropolis of Colonia Martia Iulia Salona. The population of the colony will actively participate in the trade and economy built on a network of sea routes to Italy and land routes to the wider Balkan-Pannonian hinterland.
Technology-wise, it encompasses the modernization of the port and the arrival of industry, which will irreversibly change this area. The technological progress of Solin in the 20th century is largely due to its cement plants and quarries. Technology and trade cannot be discussed without mentioning the people who lived in this area from antiquity to the present day, each bringing their own customs and culture that mix and form a heritage.
Observing these four flows (fluxes), we ultimately reach culture as a kind of quintessence of people’s lives, the city, technology and trade.
Sources of photographs
Archaeological Museum in Split
Archive of the Conservation Department in Split
Archive of the Solin Tourist Board
City of Solin
Croatian Maritime Museum Split
Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split (author Zoran Alajbeg)
Photo archive of CEMEX Croatia d.d. Kaštel Sućurac
P.I. “Sea and karst”
Arheološki muzej u Splitu
Arhiv Konzervatorskog odjela u Splitu
Arhiv Turističke zajednice grada Solina
Hrvatski pomorski muzej Split
Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka
Muzej hrvatskih arheoloških spomenika u Splitu (autor Zoran Alajbeg)
Foto arhiv tvrtke CEMEX Hrvatska d.d. Kaštel Sućurac
JU “More i krš”
Thanks for the contribution in the realization of the exhibition
Zahvala na doprinosu u realizaciji izložbe