A Roman shipwreck from the 1st century BC
The Island of Pag is abundant with archaeological sites from various periods of time, among which the Roman ones are particularly notable.
Judging by the writings of the Roman scholar Pliny the Older, who wrote the Encyclopaedia of Natural History in the 1st century BC, during the ancient times the Island of Pag was called Cissa or Cissa Portunata, i.e. Cissa naturally endowed with a port. Although it has not yet been proved that the adjective 'portunata' in Pliny's work undoubtedly refers to the Island of Pag, the geographic and geomorphological features of the island support this assumption.
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