English Heritage Book of Roman Bath


Book Details

Author  Barry Cunliffe
Publisher  Batsford Ltd
Publication Date   May 5, 1996
ISBN  0713478926
Pages  128


Since the dramatic unearthing of Minerva's head in 1727, the Roman Baths in Bath, England, have been internationally renowned as some of the most perfectly preserved remains in the world. The author of this guide examines the Romans and the role that the baths played in their lives, from their initial construction to their decline after 300 years' use. He describes how "curse tablets" and inscriptions have been deciphered to reveal the thoughts of Roman visitors, and he reviews the relationship between the spa and the town.

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