Wednesday, 16 July 2008

The Roman Baths (81)

If you're interested in Roman history, then this is one for you. But beware - there's lots of photographs and lots of historical facts.

Before the Romans came, saw and conquered, a Celtic tribe worshipped the god they called Sulis at the hot springs in what we now call Bath. By around AD 60/61 the Romans had taken it over and recognising its curative properties set up the baths. The town was called Aqua Sulis - the Romans were remarkably tolerant of other faiths.
The Roman Baths 16/07/2008 06:05
If you click on the picture it should take you to the album of photographs I took in the baths. Let your mouse hover over the caption to see all the writing.

I forgot to include this picture in the album, but it's too beautiful to miss out. It is made of gold and may have been part of a priest's head-dress.

 I hope you've found this tour of the Roman Baths interesting. Next time we visit I'll try and take more photographs of Georgian Bath.


Kristie said...

Love the photos!! So beautiful and interesting! Keep the photos and history coming, I love them!!!

Gina said...

We had a great time when we went for a day trip there last year. Your photos brings back all the memories.

I forgot to thank you for my award. That's unforgiveable on my part. Thank You very much. It's my second time round for it.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Amelia said...

Very interesting ~

Candace said...

I enjoyed that so much Amanda. It is unbelievable the things that ancient people were able to accomplish without any of the modern conveniences, such as electric tools, computers, etc., and in horrible discomfort by our standards. I was telling my husband yesterday about your trip to Bath, and so today we are going to look it up on the map. I'm learning things in spite of myself.
Thank you.

Lori said...

Hi Amanda,
Can I just say "fasinating." I truly thank the Romans for dicovering plumbing.
They were a smart group of people.
It must be beautiful to see in person. Thanks for the tour.