Byzantine-era bathhouse unearthed in Israel

Published on December 23rd, 2011 | by Admin


Archaeologists working in Israel have unearthed a 1,600-year-old bathhouse.

“This is a bathhouse that measures 20 by 20 meters and dates to the fourth-fifth centuries CE (A.D.),” excavation director Rina Avner said. “The remains visible in the field include the frigidarium (cold room), tepidarium (warm room) and caldarium (hot room), as well as a courtyard attached northeast of the bathhouse rooms. Two steps led up to a small cold-water pool located in one of the corners of the courtyard.”

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One Response to Byzantine-era bathhouse unearthed in Israel

  1. Hels says:

    Caesarea certainly… it must have been a lovely life for those well situated enough to have all the mod cons. But where are the coastal hills of Judea?

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