Sphinx on the Peristyle – secret of Split city

The history of Sphinx at the Peristyle of Split city begins in the days of Pharaoh Thutmose III rule. It is more than 3000 years old.

The front limbs of the sphinx are unique: instead of the common lion’s clawed paws, they end with the human palms, holding a vessel.

Roman Emperor Diocletian insisted on transportation of twelve sphinxes from Egypt, so that they guard the sacred places and decorate the palace of Saint Diocletian.

Sphinx on the Peristyle photo 2

➝ Split city