Grienmatt Sanctuary at Augusta Raurica

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 03 December 2018

At the western edge of Augusta Raurica, stood some very important, sacred buildings. Today, only the bottom part of the core construction survives. We do not know what this edifice looked like in detail. We do know, however, that it stood at the centre of a large rectangular square which was surrounded by porticoes. Adjacent to the building was a bath complex. This facility had two rooms which were both fitted with several built-in bath tubs. We could assume that these baths were used for remedial spa treatments under the guidance of medically trained priests.


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 03). Grienmatt Sanctuary at Augusta Raurica. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9662/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James B. "Grienmatt Sanctuary at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 03, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9662/.

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Wiener, James B. "Grienmatt Sanctuary at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Dec 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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