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Reconstructed Roman Villa – Augusta Raurica (#4)

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Views of the Caldarium, the hot bath. The Roman system for heating the room was ingenious, a great example of how ancient engineers solved problems that we struggle with even today.

For details you can check out Wikipedia

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About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

Discussion

13 thoughts on “Reconstructed Roman Villa – Augusta Raurica (#4)

  1. This is a marvel . Reminded me of two things – the hamams I saw at Mandu and Amer fort , both of which had some exemplary engineering too .
    I read the Wikipedia write up and the fact that politicians sought the support of people over a hot shower was amusing ! Like the great baths of the harappan civilization, these bath rooms must have been buzzing with activity .
    This was very informative H .

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    Posted by priyankamoraes | 23/11/2015, 12:22 PM
  2. this is from your trip .. right ?

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    Posted by bhavpreet | 21/11/2015, 10:54 PM
  3. Incredible! Great photos of this ancient hot tub.
    So true, Dr. Hb. And, they channeled water from one area to another through aqueducts.

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    Posted by Amy | 21/11/2015, 10:25 PM

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