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Anagni, Italy (by Luigi Strano)

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Anagni, Italy (by Luigi Strano)

The Baths of Caracalla

Elaborate public baths constructed by the Emperor Caracalla around 216 CE, were a center of Roman social life and one of the great engineering triumphs of the 3rd Century. Sprawling over some 33 acres on Rome’s outskirts, the baths were a vast complex of business and entertainment establishments. At the center of everything were the baths themselves - a “frigidarium” (cold bath), several “tepidaria” (warm baths) and a “calidarium” (steam bath); most bathers passed through them in that order. Aqueducts fed thousands of gallons of mountain water into the system. Water for the tepidaria and calidarium  was heated by the wood-burning furnaces connected to a network of steam pipes beneath the floors.  The baths would remain in use until the 6th century when Goths destroyed aqueducts that supplied the baths with water. 

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Ancient Roman gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake
1st century AD, Pompeii (The British Museum)

Ancient Roman gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake

1st century AD, Pompeii (The British Museum)

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Forest adventures

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Wreath Tiara
c.1815
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Wreath Tiara

c.1815

V&A

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Ancient Macedonian city of Dion, Greece

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