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Roman Baths in Athens

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Roman Baths in Athens

The Roman Baths in Athens is an archaeological site by the National Gardens and along Amalias Avenue, in Athens. The baths were built at the end of the third century AD, in an area that was located outside the city walls, before the walls were extended under Hadrian. The original site was selected because it had running waters and vegetation and had become a principal place of worship for many deities. The Roman Baths were built in the late third to the early fourth century and were repaired and expanded in the fifth and sixth centuries.

The bathhouse was re-discovered during excavations for the construction of an airshaft for the Athens Metro. The bathhouse was well preserved, so an archaeological site was established for its preservation in its original place and the airshaft was moved elsewhere. The bathhouse was conserved and made accessible to the public in 2004.

Roman Baths in Athens

  • History of the site
  • Roman Baths
  • Hypocaust chambers

Roman Baths in Athens – Photo Gallery

  • Roman Baths in Athens – Photo Gallery

Roman Baths in Athens

  • Name:        Roman Baths in Athens
  • Alternative:  Roman Baths By The Zappeion
  • Built:          3rd century AD
  • City:            Athens
  • Country:     Greece
  • Location:   Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 405, Athina, Greece

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“Time is the wisest counsellor of all.”
– Pericles

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Photo Credit: JOM

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