Marjan hill was always an inseparable part of Split town, even the pre-Diocletian’s Spalato. It can be seen on the Peutinger map from the ancient Roman times – before the Diocletian’s palace was built, there was a symbol on the map for the goddess Diana’s temple, and a pathway from the settlement of that time to the Marjan hill. Items belonging to the prehistoric age were found in the part of the hill called Bambina glavica (southern slope, east and above the Kasjuni bay).
Throughout the past, names were also Marulianus, Mergnanus, Marnanus.
Split was has always been connected to Marjan, either visually or troughout all aspects of life, and very often it is reffered to as “the city under Marjan”.