Tonight, I am posting information on the Roman Baths at Bath, S.W. England.

The Romans occupied most of mainland U.K. from around AD 43 to AD 410 from which period we have a massive physical legacy of roads, ruins, settlements, inscriptions, coins, amphitheatres and cities plus military sites such as Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall.

Modern-day Bath was known as Aqua Sulis, a recreation themed settlement centred on the hot springs which emerge from deep within the earth. More information as follows:

  • A religious site dedicated jointly to the local deity Sul (from which Aqua Sulis is derived) and the Roman goddess Minerva
  • At the centre of Aqua Sulis was a classical temple dedicated to the deities mentioned above.
  • The temple was designed so the hot springs arose from the ground within the temple courtyard with the water channelled into an elaborate bathing facility.
  • Military tombstones have been found in the locality but the site may have been used by the Roman Army for convalescent and recuperative purposes.

Today, the Roman Baths are a popular visitor attraction. There is a commercial bathing facility nearby where visitors can bath in the same, naturally heated waters.

Roman Baths

Roman Deity

Roman Baths

Roman Deity

Hypocaust Heating System

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