Tetrarchic Palace
Šarkamen, Tetrarchic Palace
ca. 305 CE
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Near the modern village of Sarkamen in eastern Serbia is an unfinished architectural complex featuring fortress walls and a closely situated mausoleum, both dating to the early fourth century.  The site is strikingly similar to the nearby complex at Felix Romuliana.  Owing to this similarity and the discovery of over three hundred fragments belonging to a statue of an emperor executed in imperial porphyry, the site is identified as a Tetrarchic imperial palace.  As the emperor Maximinus Daia was born in this region and later suffered damnatio memoriae, the excavators have suggested that this emperor may have been the patron responsible for the complex and that the