Roman Bath Discovered

Roman Bath Discovered

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By (author) Barry Cunliffe

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  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 244mm x 12mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0752419021
  • ISBN 13: 9780752419022
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (some colour) facsimiles, maps, plans
  • Sales rank: 689,568

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The finding, in 1727, of the gilded bronze head of the Roman goddess Minerva during the construction of the famous Stall Street led to the discovery of the Roman temple and of the baths. Since then archaeologists have discovered more and more about the Roman city of Aquae Sulis. In this new edition of a work first published almost thirty years ago, Professor Cunliffe brings the story right up to date. He deals in detail with the temple and its precinct and with the 'curse tablets' which have been deciphered to reveal the thoughts of Roman visitors. He then explains just how the bathing establishment was organized and explores the relationship between the spa and the town. We learn what life was like for the local inhabitants as well as for the visitors. Finally, he charts the process of decline and decay during the 300 years after the Roman period.

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