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  The Baths of Caracalla - Rome tourist guide
The Baths of Caracalla are the remains of what was once one of the grandest and most elaborate bath complexes in Italy.
One of the largest bathing complexes ever built, Caracalla's baths could fit up to 1500 bathers at any time, getting through an estimated 15,000 - 20,000 cubic meters of fresh water a day, which was brought in from the hills near Subiaco via a special branch of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct.
The Baths of Caracalla remained in use until 537 AD when the invading Goths cut off the water supply to the city.
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  Baths of Caracalla   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Baths of Caracalla were Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between 212 and 216 CE, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla.
The "baths" were the second to have a public library within the complex.
In the early 20th century, the design of the baths was used as the inspiration for the design of Pennsylvania Station in New York City by the architect Charles McKim.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The baths consisted of a central 55.7 by 24 meter (183x79 ft) frigidarium (cold room) under three 32.9 meter (108 ft) high groin vaults, a double pool tepidarium (medium), and a 35 meter (115 ft) diameter caldarium (hot room), as well as two palaestras (gyms where wrestling and boxing was practiced).
In the early 20th century, the design of the baths was used as the inspiration for several modern structures, including Pennsylvania Station in New York City and National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The baths are open to the public on payment of a small charge, which does not apply to students or pensioners.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Caracalla
Caracalla was born 4 April 188 in Lyon, where his father was serving as governor of the province of Gallia Lugdunensis under the emperor Commodus.
Caracalla was a nickname taken from the name of a type of cloak popularized by the emperor, but this nickname, originally derisive, was never used officially.
Caracalla was involved in directing the army's campaigns, while Geta was given civilian authority and a promotion to joint emperor with his father and brother.
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 The History Behind the Baths
The addition of a new bath complex was nothing new for the city of Rome, however each emperor tried to improve upon the design, grandeur, and popularity of the ones before him.
The water for these baths complexes was diverted from the hills surrounding the city on a system of aqueducts and the creation of the vaulted ceiling allowed for the room for thousands of bathers to partake in the joys of the complex at a single time.
Caracalla had a long standing bitter rivalry with his brother, and was extremely unhappy at this turn of events.
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 ROMAN BATHS
Public baths are known to have existed in early Egyptian palaces and bathing occupied an important place in the life of the Greeks, indicated by the remains of bathing rooms in the palace of Knossos that date from 1700 BC.
The general scheme consisted of a large open garden surrounded by subsidiary rooms and a block of bath chambers either in the centre of the garden, as in the Baths of Caracalla, or at its rear, as in the Baths of Titus.
Republican bathhouses often had separate bathing facilities for women and men, but by the empire the custom was to open the bathhouses to women during the early part of the day and reserve it for men from 2:00 pm until closing time (usually sundown).
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 Baths - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baths, the rooms or buildings containing facilities for washing or soaking of the body in water.
Bath (hygiene), in medicine, any of numerous systems for submerging all or part of the human body in water for therapeutic purposes, in the...
Bath (city, England), city and administrative center of the unitary authority of Bath and North-East Somerset, southern England, on the...
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 Baths of Caracalla - Picture - MSN Encarta
Public baths formed an important part of the culture of the Roman Empire; in Rome, the capital of the empire, 952 facilities were in operation by the middle of the 4th century bc.
The huge, vaulted interior contained baths, swimming pools, lecture halls, lounges, and exercise facilities.
Once lined in marble, the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla now provide a majestic open-air setting for opera performances.
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 The Baths of Caracalla
It is probable that the baths were actually commissioned during the reign of Septimus Severus and then inaugurated under his son Caracalla in AD 216.
The baths are outside the main traffic of the city so they soon fell into disuse and in the late 6th and 7th centuries they were used as makeshift cemeteries for the pilgrims to Rome who fell ill and died.
The ruins of the baths were still in a relatively intact condition until Pope Paul III Farnese decided to build a new palazzo.
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Hot baths, tepid baths and an unheated swimming pool with a masseur standing by to rub your skin with essential oils.
For under these baths, as in many Roman ruins, there is a vast infrastructure of "cryptoportici", or subterranean passages.
Baths were opened to the public (but Caracalla, himself responsible for thousands of murders, was assassinated in far away Mesopotamia by the head of his Praetorian guard).
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 Caracalla - Definition, explanation
Caracalla (April 4, 186–April 8, 217) was emperor of the Roman Empire from AD 211–217.
Caracalla responded to this insult savagely in 215 by slaughtering the deputation of leading citizens who had unsuspectingly assembled before the city to greet his arrival, then unleashed his troops for several days of looting and plunder of Alexandria.
Caracalla had effectively become a military dictator, and was consequently very unpopular except with the soldiers.
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 Rome.City.nu - Baths of Caracalla
Southeast of ancient Rome's center are the red-brick ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.
The Baths of Caracalla were known for its rich interior which featured marble seats, mosaic covered walls and floors as well as fountains and statues.
The emperor was nicknamed Caracalla after a Gallic tunic he used to wear, but this name was never officially used.
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 Livius Picture Archive: Rome - Baths of Caracalla
In the sixteenth century, the concession to take away all valuable objects from the Baths of Caracalla was granted to the Farnese family, so that these tubs are now near the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, on the Piazza Farnese.
Caracalla's distant cousin and successor Heliogabalus (218-222) erected the side-buildings, but it was not until the time of Severus Alexander (222-235) that the finishing touches were put on the structure.
Other well-known statues from the Baths of Caracalla are the "Farnese Flora" and the "Farnese Bull", a group that represents the punishment of a lady named Dirce, who was tied to a wild bull.
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It could accommodate 3000 bathers simultaneously, about twice as many as the Baths of Caracalla, covered 13 hectares (32 acres) and had the full panoply of changing rooms, gymnasiums, libraries, meeting rooms, theaters, concert halls, sculpture gardens, vast basins for hot, lukewarm and cold plunges, as well as mosaic floors and marble facades.
Fragments of the Baths' core were incorporated into the Renaissance Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and form part of the Museo Nazionale Romano.
The Baths were built of brick that was faced on the inside with marble and on the outside with white stucco imitating blocks of white marble, like the Baths of Caracalla.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.11.41
Originally, when DeLaine began to work on the Baths of Caracalla in 1981 for a doctoral dissertation at the University of Adelaide, she envisioned a study of large-scale construction in imperial Rome and of the Roman building industry.
Her second objective (Part III 8-9) is to place the Baths of Caracalla (and the act of large-scale imperial building in the heart of Rome) in a wider context.
As of the summer of 1997 the grand sculptures (Farnese collection) from the Baths of Caracalla which are in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples, had been newly cleaned and arranged with splendid descriptions and up-to-date discussion of their placement in their original settings.
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 Roman Baths   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In some baths, the floors would be so hot that the bathers would have to wear wooen sandals to stop their feet from being burnt.
Children were not permitted in the bath houses, and the adults were charged a small entrance fee for use of the bath houses.
There were rooms for cold, hot, and warm baths, splendid ceilings, porticoes, pillared halls, and gymnasiums, where the rarest marbles, the most colossal columns, and the finest statures were admired by the people; even the baths were composed of basalt, granite, and alabaster.
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 info: Baths_of_Caracalla   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baths of Caracalla, RomeThe Baths of Caracalla in Rome...
The Baths of Caracalla were the largest thermae in the world when completed in 217AD.
Baths of CaracallaThe Baths of Caracalla were a truly gigantic undertaking.
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 The Baths of Caracalla in Rome
The Baths of Caracalla, the second largest baths complex in ancient Rome, were built between 212 and 219 A.D. by the emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known by his nickname Caracalla.
The baths were fed by a branch of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, which brought pure water to Rome from springs in the hills near Subiaco, over 90 km away.
The Thermae were like a modern leisure center: there were gardens surrounding the main building where people could walk and meet their friends, libraries, multi-purpose halls and a small outdoor stadium (which used the steps up to the cistern as a stand).
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 Rome, Italy - tickets for the Terme di Caracalla
The Terme di Caracalla, or ‘baths of Caracalla’ are the only legacy in Rome of this little known and little lamented emperors.
Caracalla was one of the lesser Roman emperors, and little missed after his premature death in 217AD at the age of just 31.
The baths were raised between 212 and 216 AD, and have become a popular tourist attraction by virtue of their excellent state of preservation.
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The pool appears to be styled after an ancient Roman bath such as the Baths of Caracalla in Rome c.
The main function of the pool and the baths was for recreation and socializing.
In the Baths of Caracalla a considerable amount of glass tile was used to decorate the vaults.
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 Rome Monuments - The baths of Caracalla - Villa Borghese - Quirinale
Rome Monuments - The baths of Caracalla - Villa Borghese - Quirinale
The Baths of Caracalla, the second largest baths complex in ancient Rome, were built between 212 and 219 A.D. by the emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, better known by his nickname Caracalla.
He would proceed to the heated rooms for a sauna or the equivalent of a Turkish bath in the calidarium.
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 Roman Baths and Bathing (FalcoPhiles)
Bathing features quite a bit in the Falco novels, most notably The Body in the Bath House (2001).
Bathing was not just a function of cleanliness to the Romans, it was a social entertainment and a way to "network" with business associates - much like a modern leisure centre.
This bath house was in use for 300 years until the invading Goths destroyed the plumbing.
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 Baths of Caracalla - Definition, explanation
The ruins stand as the backdrop for the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in the summer opera season.
Baths of Caracalla Virtual 360° panorama and photos.
Presentation of the results of a Virtual Heritage project to scan the architecture of the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum.
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 RT04-CaracallaBaths.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dedicated in AD 216, the Baths of Caracalla (Thermae Antoninianae) were in use until the aqueducts that fed them were cut by Genseric the Vandal in AD 537.
The baths (thermae) were designed along a central axis: the caldarium or hot bath; a smaller area for the tepidarium or warm bath; the basilica, which held the frigidarium or cold bath; and the natatio, an open-air bathing pool.
Then the bather passed to the caldarium, after which he scraped his skin clean with a strigil, and to the tepidarium for a cooler bath and, finally, to the frigidarium for a bracing plunge in a cold bath, which was the regimen recommended by Galen, himself.
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 Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) | Museum/Attraction Review | Rome | Frommers.com
Named for Emperor Caracalla, the baths were completed in the early 3rd century.
As such, these baths are the largest to survive from Rome's imperial era.
The baths are in a bad state of disrepair.
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 The Hadrianic Baths at Leptis Magna
I chose the Hadrianic baths because although not the largest of Roman baths the Hadrianic Baths are a grand complex of buildings with reasonably varied and interesting internal volumes.
The Hadrianic baths were the first buildings in the city to be built largely in marble for both its structure and its ornament.
One of the most famous statues from the baths is the image of the deified youth Antinious, who throughout the Hellenistic world, particularly the east was often combined with the figure of the youthful Apollo.
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 Livius Picture Archive: Rome - Baths of Caracalla
A bust of the emperor Caracalla, from the Centrale Montemartini.
Some sixteen hundred people at one time could use the cold baths, tepid baths, hot baths, steam baths and the open air bath, which was the size of a modern, Olympic-sized swimming pool (50 meters in length).
To the right was the swimming pool; in the center of this corridor was the cold bath, and if you went to the left, you would go to the tepid and warm baths.
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