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Baths of Caracalla




In 212 emperor Caracalla ordered the construction of the huge bathing complex. 6000 workers needed five years just to level the hilly terraces into one platform. The complex was inaugurated in 216 ad, but finished in 217. Bathing was very important in Rome and in fact the most water used in Rome went into the baths. The water for this complex was brought in by the "Aqua Marcia" aqueduct. In these baths were placed the enormous and famous statues of Punishment of Dirce (Farnesian bull) and Hercules (of Farnese); both now in the archeological museum in Napoli

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Castellum'

Castellum
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Floor

Floor mosaic
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Floor

Floor mosaic
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Tepidarium'

Tepidarium
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Was

Was all like this?
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Or was it like this?
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piece

piece of floor mosaic
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Floor

Floor mosaic
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Piece

Piece of floor mosaic
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Wall

Wall decoration cleaned
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Fallen

Fallen pillar
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Caledarium'

Caledarium
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Wall

Wall decoration
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Was all like this?
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Preparing

Preparing for many tourists
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Repairing

Repairing a floor in the baths of Caracalla
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Entrance

Entrance of the baths of Caracalla
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Once

Once it all was like this
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Huge

Huge is the word for these baths of Caracalla
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