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Bath, England – A Roman Experience

 

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Bath, England – A Roman Experience

BATH, this ancient city dates back to 8,000 BC, and although Bath was founded by the Celts it was the Romans who capitalized on Bath’s natural thermal hot-springs, elevating bathing to a fine art with their  Goddess Sulis at the helm.  Ever since then the steaming water that flow from the earth’s core has played a key role in the history of this city.

Before long its stunning temple and luxurious baths attracted pilgrims from throughout the Roman world, making it the place to bathe.

Even today more than a million (1,170,000) liters of steaming spring water, at 46 degrees Celsius, feeds into the pool every day and tourists flock to Bath by the millions as if in an attempt to keep up with the flow.

In 1727, the gilt-bronze head of Sulis was found in Stall Street, outside the Roman Plaza and it now hangs in the baths. The ‘taking of the waters’ a drinking of the earth, limestone-filtered, mineral water is now banned, more than 2,000 years ago Celts and Romans, Elizabethan in the 16th century and modern day believers sought out the mineral waters, pursuing medicinal relief.

Bath has historically it has been home to Romans, Georgians, Edwardians and Victorians. It has 89,000 residents today and prestigious crescents and terraces line the streets.

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Bath, England

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Bath England, Roman temple

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Sulis Minerva from the Temple at Bath, England