Category: Experience, Sights

Sphinx

Sphinx

Creatures with lion's body and human head. They origin from Egypt. From twelve sphynx found in Palace, only one on peristyle has preserved face. This sphynx, made of black granite, comes from pharaon Tuthmosis III age. Between hands it helds dish for oblation. Other sphynxs were destroyed because they were linked with cult of Diocletian – Christians pursuer. «Do other towns have their own sphynx? On my arrival at Diocletian palace I have them 12. Twelve keepers of forbidden tresholds and consecrated resting-place listening to singing of planets. They watch on the edge of eternity. After All that was, All that will be! On the edge of Peristyle, un the shadow of cathedral, bell-rower of St. Domnius, gaze of my last survived sphynx is not any more set on enigma which size frightens. We are both fulfilled just with turmoil in constant change.» Veljko Barbieri, Roman staroga grada.

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