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25 08, 2017

Baths of Caracalla – Roman architecture

By |2019-02-11T06:57:11-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

Baths of Caracalla A good example of a Roman bath Roman emperors often built huge public bath buildings for the people of Rome to enjoy. The largest one, and one that also happens to be very well preserved so we can still see it today, was the one built by the Emperor Caracalla, about 200 AD. When you first [...]

25 08, 2017

Roman baths – water and cleanliness in ancient Rome

By |2019-02-11T06:42:24-07:00August 25th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

The big cold swimming pool at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Why did Romans have public baths? Roman people usually didn't have hot baths in their houses, because it was too hard to heat up the water. And people who lived in cities had to live in small apartments, often a whole family in [...]