Baths at the 'State Agora'

Baths at the 'State Agora' (HM260U)

Location: , İzmir 35920 Selçuk
Country: Turkey
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N 37° 56.174', E 27° 20.717'

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The Roman bathing facility should be located at the site of an earlier, Hellenistic gymnasium. Four bathing rooms at the northern side were partly hewn out of the bedrock. The caldarium (hot room) lying to the west possessed seven niches furnished with bathing pools. To the west and south, colonnades with mosaic floors were adjoined; these served as recreation rooms and lobby halls. Presumably a palaestra (exercise area) exists in the unexcavated terrain to the south, which would have served for physical exercise as well as mental activities.
HM NumberHM260U
Placed ByRepublic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Österreichisches Archaeology Institute
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Date Added Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 469658 N 4198796
Decimal Degrees37.93623333, 27.34528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 56.174', E 27° 20.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 56' 10.4400" N, 27° 20' 43.0200" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Efes Harabeleri, İzmir 35920, TR
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