Soak In History: Top Historical Public Baths Of The World

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Baths of Diocletian (Thermae Diocletiani), Rome

These baths in Rome were built between 298 and 306 AD. They were the largest imperial baths, covering an extensive area and capable of accommodating thousands of bathers.

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Baths of Bath (Aquae Sulis), England

The Roman Baths in Bath date back 2,000 years and include a well-preserved complex and temple dedicated to Sulis, the Celtic goddess of springs, and Minerva, the Roman goddess of springs.

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Baths of Caracalla (Thermae Antoninianae), Rome

One of the largest and most impressive bathing complexes of ancient Rome was constructed in Rome between AD 212 and 216, accommodating up to 1,600 bathers at a time.

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Baths of Trajan (Thermae Traiani), Rome

Baths of Trajan were a colossal ancient Roman complex for bathing and leisure dedicated to Emperor Trajan. These were the first monumental baths in Rome and the largest of their time, measuring 300 by 200 metres. Locals visited for relaxation, bathing and socialising.

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Baths of Antoninus Pius (Thermae Antoninianae), Rome

Situated in Rome, these baths were built by Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 2nd century. They were known for their large size and advanced heating systems.

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Baths of Titus, Rome

The Baths of Titus, built in 81 AD, were public baths in Rome commissioned by Emperor Titus. They were located at the base of Esquiline Hill, overlooking the Colosseum's northern side.

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