Baths of Caracalla

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published on 01 May 2013

The Roman baths complex in the south of Rome known as the Baths of Caracalla were probably commissioned by Septimius Severus but were opened by his son Caracalla in 216 CE and finished c. 235 CE. They are one of the best preserved bath complexes from antiquity and could accommodate as many as 8,000 bathers. The building was some 30 metres high and covered an area of 337 x 328 m.


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Mark Cartwright
Mark studied ancient Greek philosophy but has since widened his interests to more general Greek history and the ancient Americas. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.

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