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The entrance to the Roman Baths
The entrance to the Roman Baths
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The Roman Baths from the upper level of the site. This bath was originally covered with a roof, which had previously prevented the green discoloration of the water due to algae.

The Roman Baths are a place of historical interest in the English city of Bath. (For Roman baths in general, see Thermae.) They are a very well preserved Roman site of public bathing, and have become a major tourist attraction. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2106x1528, 659 KB) The main entrance to the Roman Baths, Bath, England, close to Bath Abbey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2106x1528, 659 KB) The main entrance to the Roman Baths, Bath, England, close to Bath Abbey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2499x2103, 2361 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bath Wikipedia:Featured pictures Thermae Roman Baths User talk:Diliff User:Diliff Wikipedia:Featured... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2499x2103, 2361 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bath Wikipedia:Featured pictures Thermae Roman Baths User talk:Diliff User:Diliff Wikipedia:Featured... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... For other uses, see Bath (disambiguation). ... Roman public baths in Bath, England. ...

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Roman engineering for the brick channel overflow from the sacred spring

The first shrine at the site of the springs was built by Celts, and dedicated to the goddess Sulis, whom the Romans identified with Minerva; however, the name Sulis continued to be used after the Roman invasion, leading to the town's Roman name of Aquae Sulis (literally, "the waters of Sulis"). During the Roman occupation of Britain increasingly grand temples and bathing complexes were built, but after the Roman withdrawal these fell into disrepair and were eventually lost due to silting up. The Bath complex was rediscovered in the 18th century and, as well as being a major archaeological find, it has become one of the city's main attractions. The water is now considered unsafe for bathing, due to its having passed through the still-functioning lead pipes constructed by the Romans. The Thermae Bath Spa (nearby) allows modern-day bathers to experience the waters for themselves. The statues are really sexy too!!!!!!! Shut up will Image File history File links Download high resolution version (972x1296, 389 KB) Roman Baths, Bath - Roman brick channel for the overflow from the sacred spring. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (972x1296, 389 KB) Roman Baths, Bath - Roman brick channel for the overflow from the sacred spring. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... A Celtic cross. ... In ancient Celtic polytheism, Sulis (also found as Sulevis/Sulis/Sulla) was the deification of spring-water, especially of thermal spring-water, conceived as a nourishing, life-giving Mother goddess. ... Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Minerva and the Muses, by Hans Rottenhammer (1603). ... A partial list of Roman place names in Great Britain. ... Roman Britain is the term applied to the historical period when Britain was under Roman rule, usually considered AD 44 to 410. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Bold textSUCK ON THAT MUTHA FUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish white Atomic mass 207. ... Thermae Bath Spa is a multi-million pound development project in the city of Bath in Somerset. ...

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  • http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/
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Ancient Roman Baths - Crystalinks (906 words)
The Roman Baths are a tourist attraction and historical place of interest in the English city of Bath.
The Baths of Caracalla, the second largest baths complex in ancient Rome, were built between 212 and 219 A.D. by the emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known by his nickname Caracalla.
The baths were fed by a branch of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, which brought pure water to Rome from springs in the hills near Subiaco, over 90 km away.
Baths - MSN Encarta (1245 words)
In ancient Rome, wealthy citizens would have had bathing facilities in their own homes, but there were also public baths; balnea were built and run by individuals for their own profit, and thermae, great baths built for the public by wealthy citizens, or by emperors, were either free or extremely cheap.
Roman public baths were the centre of social life and a place for relaxation and recreation and visits would involve other activities, such as sport, exercise, or massage.
Bathing, especially in chilly northern Europe, came to be regarded as unhealthy and was frowned upon as an indulgence.
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