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The Essential Roman Baths
The Roman Baths at Bath is the best-preserved ancient baths and temple complex in northern Europe. It is here, at the heart of the World Heritage Site of Bath, that the only thermal springs in the UK emerge from deep underground, bringing health and vitality to this beautiful city. In the first century AD, the Romans chose this site to build the most dramatic suite of publ ...more
Paperback, 47 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Scala Books
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I did a day tour to Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor when I was in England, and stopped at the Roman Baths. My mum had been to England 25 years earlier and talked a lot about the Roman Baths, so I was interested to see them, and learn a bit more about some of the ideas about their healing properties. This book expands on that information, including reference to much of the Roman symbolism within the place. It’s a fascinating place that looks back to what started one of the most influential countries ...more