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Rome, 03/03/2019. Visiting and documenting le Terme Di Caracalla (the Bath Of Caracalla, Thermae Antonianae). «[…] The Thermae Antonianae, one of the largest and best preserved examples of an ancient spa complex, was constructed under the auspices of the Emperor Caracalla in the southern part of the city. The building was finished in 216 A.D. and exhibits the rectangular plan typical of Imperial spa centres. The spa itself was not simply a place for bathing, sport and health, it was also a place of study and for relaxing. […] Around the centre of the structure the various parts of the spa are found in sequential order: the "Calidarium", the "Tepidarium", the "Frigidarium" and the "Natatio". There are also other zones and areas to be found around the two gymnasiums. […] Written manuscripts refer to enormous marble columns, flooring made of coloured marble, mosaics of glass and marble on the walls, painted stuccos and hundreds of statues located in niches and placed centrally in the rooms themselves. The water system was made possible by the construction of a special duct from the main aqueduct called the Aqua Antoniana […]» (1.).<br />
This visit was possible thanks to the company of Artist and Curator, Flavio Marzadro and the Italian State initiative: "Domeniche al Museo" (Sunday at the Museum, 2.).<br />
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Footnotes & Links:<br />
1. (Source, Coopculture.it ENG & ITA) https://www.coopculture.it/en/heritage.cfm?id=6 & https://www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=6<br />
2. http://musei.beniculturali.it/en/eventi/domenicalmuseo<br />
(Source, Britannica.com, ENG) https://www.britannica.com/topic/Baths-of-Caracalla<br />
(Source, Wikipedia.org, ENG & ITA) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_Caracalla & https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terme_di_Caracalla
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Rome, 03/03/2019. Visiting and documenting le Terme Di Caracalla (the Bath Of Caracalla, Thermae Antonianae). «[…] The Thermae Antonianae, one of the largest and best preserved examples of an ancient spa complex, was constructed under the auspices of the Emperor Caracalla in the southern part of the city. The building was finished in 216 A.D. and exhibits the rectangular plan typical of Imperial spa centres. The spa itself was not simply a place for bathing, sport and health, it...
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