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Royal baths found in central Anatolia

A royal bath used by the Seljuk sultans 1,000 years ago has been found in Turkey. A bath used by the Seljuk sultans has been uncovered in a castle on Takkeli Mountain in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, which was once the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk state and is

Roman bathhouse found in southeast England

The remains of a private Roman bathhouse have been found in Chichester's Priory Park in England. James Kenny, an archaeologist, said: “It’s almost unique to see Roman remains survive in this type of setting and to be so complete.” The dig has uncovered the remains of the hot room and its hypocaust,

Coins and baths found at Roman barracks in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at Roman barracks in Bulgaria have uncovered a treasure of silver coins and baths. "The result of excavations proved quite amazing. We uncovered well-preserved floor made of hydraulic mortar - having the sealing properties. It originally covered the entire surface of one large room in the barracks. The use

Ritual bath found in Jerusalem

A ritual bath dating back to the 1st-century A.D. has been found in an underground cave in Jerusalem. According to Royee Greenwald and Alexander Wiegmann, excavation directors on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “There is no doubt that this is a very significant discovery Such a concentration of inscriptions and

Ancient ritual bath and WWII graffiti found in Israel

A ritual bath dating back 1,900 years, as well as graffiti left by Australian soldiers during WWII have been found at Ha-Ela Junction in Israel. During the course of the excavation the archaeologists were surprised to discover some contemporary yet intriguing finds: graffiti engraved on the ceiling of the cistern indicating

Luxurious bath complex found at Roman fort

A bath complex, unusual for its luxury, has been found at the Roman fort of Asparos in Georgia. "In general, thermal baths built for the military were not luxurious. That is why we were surprised by the discovery of mosaics ornamenting the floor. We also unveiled a large part of cool

Roman bath house found at end of Hadrian’s Wall

A bath has been found at the Roman Sugedunum Fort at the end of Hadrian's Wall in Wallsend, England. “We’ve seen enough of the remains now to be 100 percent certain that we have the site of the fort bath house. “In particular, we’ve got a Roman cement-lined cold plunged bath, which

Ritual bath complex found in Jerusalem

A ritual bath complex dating back to the late Second Temple Period has been found during road construction in Jerusalem. “We started [the excavation] one week before Passover and ended the day after the holiday,” said Benyamin Storchan, director of the Antiquities Authority excavation. Storchan said that while multiple ritual baths