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Gallery: Glittering Roman Baths

Roman Baths, Bath

Roman baths, Bath

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The Roman Baths in Bath, England as seen in about 1890.

Circular Bath

Roman baths in England

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A circular pool in the Roman Baths in Bath, England.

Antonine Baths

Carthage baths in Tunisia

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The Antonine Baths in Carthage in what is now Tunisia, showing the corridors of the ruined building after a rain.

Pompeii Bath

Pompeii baths

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The hot room in the baths at Pompeii, Italy.

Pompeii Baths

Pompeii stucco baths

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This vintage photograph shows the stucco details of the baths in Pompeii's forum.

Hot Bath

roman bathhouse in bath, england

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Roman baths in Bath, England, which is a World Heritage site. The city was founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, becoming an important center for wool in the Middle Ages.

Hot Springs

roman bathhouse in bath, england

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The bathhouses in Bath, England, are situated around the hot springs at the heart of the Roman city of Aquae Sulis.