Latrines (HM28SH)

Location: Altamora, Açores 9930 Pico
Country: Portugal
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N 38° 29.32', W 28° 2.337'

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Renovation of this part of the city in late antiquity included the construction of public latrines at the southwest corner of the Bath-Gymnasium Complex. The doorways opening to the north and east suggest that they served users of the Bath as well as people walking along the marble avenue. The two long rectangular rooms were similarly arranged and may have been visited by men and women separately. In both rooms stone brackets set along the walls supported continuous marble benches. Individual seats were cut at intervals of 0.4 - 0.5 meters and may have accommodated as many two dozen visitors at a time. The marble floor of the larger latrine preserves a raised border with recessed channel that carried a continuous stream of water in front of the benches. A deep sewage canal located below the seats was flushed with water from the Bath. Two small statues found here, a standing Dionysos and a draped female figure, may have belonged to the original decoration.
HM NumberHM28SH
Placed ByThe Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey, and the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell University
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Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 409390 N 4260547
Decimal Degrees38.48866667, -28.03895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.32', W 28° 2.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 19.2" N, 28° 2' 20.22" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near ER1, Altamora Açores 9930, PT
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