Do you know one fact in common for the White House in Washington that was built in 1800, and the Palace of Emperor Diocletian in Croatian Split erected in distant 305?
Probably, the White House for the Americans is an embodiment of power, stability, and prosperity. It is one of the symbols of American statehood, endowed with the same significance as the stars and stripes on the flag. The White House will be 212 years old this year.
However, one has to agree that the White House is not a traditional building for modern America. It is a residence constructed in the style of early Classicism characterized by the adherence to the strict principles of symmetry and classical architecture born in Ancient Greece and Rome. But it is not the only historic parallel associated with this American symbol.