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Roman Baths – Bath, United Kingdom

By Jsleigh14 @jsleigh14

I’m no history expert, but even I know that the Romans were one great civilization. They’ve had a tremendous amount of influence on the Ancient Western world, and their stories and accomplishments will forever be engraved in history. Because the Romans once conquered so much of Europe, traces of them can even be found far outside of Rome. While I was in Southern England, I stopped by the city of Bath, a world heritage site that is recognized for its well-preserved Roman ruins. The Roman Baths in Bath are over 2000 years old and still run hot springs to this day.

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The Great Bath

I was particularly impressed with how well-maintained the stone statues on the terrace looked, considering how old they are. These statues still guard the baths as if no time had ever passed.

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The Loyal Guardian

The Great Bath is the main body of water in the Roman Baths. Visitors are free to touch and feel the natural hot springs that still run through to it.

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Going down into the basement of the baths was both an interesting and eerie experience. Down there, one can see how the hot springs still flows and circulates as it did thousands of years ago.

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TRAVEL: Roman Baths – Bath, United Kingdom

The caldarium in the lower level is equivalent to what we would now call a “steam room” or a “sauna”. These stone pillars were placed underneath a floor to facilitate the movement of hot air.

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TRAVEL: Roman Baths – Bath, United Kingdom

Also in the basement is a cold pool called the Frigidarium. The water in it has a very beautiful and mysterious green glow.

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It’s amazing how the Romans were able to build structures that could really stand the test of time. They truly do deserve their recognition in history. Upon leaving these baths, I found a statue I wanted to take home. Don’t think the Romans had anything to do with him though…

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The Coolest Statue

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