Town Doclea is situated about three kilometers North-West from today’s Podgorica, at the flat plateau between River Zeta and River Morača. For those times that was a big town with 8-10 thousand inhabitants and with complete communal infrastructure: water supply, sewage system and roads.
Roman ruling in Doclea was strengthen at the I century, when the town was conquered by Roman legions, after long battles with Illyrians. It was rapidly raised by Romans, and consequently it soon became political, cultural and religious centre of Prevalis province, with the municipal rights, what significantly made an influence on inhabitants structure changing as well as on social-economic relations. Migration of new inhabitants means the opening of the town, specially towards Adriatic coast.
The commercial connections are developed with Italy, Dalmatia and East region, and later with Macedonia and Greece.
At the beginning of VI century, there was a terrible earthquake in Doclea, and in 609 the town was rifled and destroyed again by Avars and Slovenes. It is being mentioned for a long time, but yet from the 10th century instead of the old name a new one Zeta appeared more often.