2,000-year-old Roman bath in central Turkey to be 'revived'
A 2,000-year-old Roman bath, also known as 'Basilica Therma,' located in Central Anatolian Turkish province of Yozgat is expected to be open to tourism in the next few years, officials have said on Saturday. The excavation site contains significant statues and Christian symbols from the early Roman period.
According to Sarıkaya mayor Ömer Açıkel, the pools also contain thermal waters, which have healing properties for many disorders.
He noted that the water inside the pool is 48 to 49 degrees Celcius and is significant as it is one of the two such existing structures.
Meanwhile, archaeologists have also discovered a large Baptismal font with a cross on it, indicating that the premise had also been used as a religious center.
Açıkel noted that a joint project is being carried out to finalize the work at the excavation site and to open it as an archeological site for tourists as soon as possible.
Work has been carried out for six years and is expected to be finished in the next few years.
Source: Daily Sabah [February 26, 2017]