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Roman baths unearthed in Bulgaria's Plovdiv


Archaeologists have discovered a Roman bath house dating back to the 2nd century in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. The newly discovered Roman thermae boasts “impressive architecture" with marble floors and a swimming pool. The floor and the walls of the thermae were heated by a system of warm air circulating between masonsry columns and bricks, called a hypocaust.

Roman baths unearthed in Bulgaria's Plovdiv
Roman baths unearthed in Bulgaria's Plovdiv
The newly discovered Ancient Roman bath house in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv dates to 
the 2nd century AD [Credit: Plovdiv24]
The bath house was discovered by accident after a large house from the 1920s with heritage status was illegally bulldozed by its owners. The bath house is to be excavated for several more days in rescue digs by the archaeologists from the Plovdiv Museum before it is assessed by a commission from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture which is then expected to issue recommendations to the owners of the property as to how to preserve the Roman ruins.

Source: Novinite [November 11, 2016]
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