Central Thermae, Ercolano

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  • I enjoyed learning about this place on our guided tour, we got a little insight into social life back in the day. The mosaic tiles were pretty amazing. It was another different, interesting place in H...  more »
  • The baths, called "of the Hole", represent a thermal complex of the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum, which in the year 79 A.D. suffered the ruinous eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, being completely covered by the pyroclastic sediments generated by the catastrophic natural phenomenon. Its name is due to the proximity of the hole. The first investigations of the structure were carried out around the middle of the eighteenth century, as in all the houses of the city, digging tunnels, and only more than a century later there was resorting to archaeological excavations (which ended a century later) in the open air that began to bring the baths to light. The herculaneum baths are divided into two independent sections, male and female respectively, and are articulated in accordance with the classic scheme of the Roman baths (tepidarium, calidarium, frigidarium), with an outdoor gym, essentially one open space surrounded by a colonnade, in which the patrons trained before the sauna. Interesting to note the presence in the various rooms of spaces placed on shelves, where clothes could be stored, similar to what the lockers of today's changing rooms inside gyms or sports centers allow. Very beautiful and in excellent condition the mosaic depicting Triton, which is located on the floor of one of the rooms of the women's section of the baths.
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