Baths of DIOCLETIAN. Presented by: Lindsey Berman. Location. The baths are in the the North-East summit of Viminial , which is the smallest of the S even Hills Located inside Agger in the Sercian Wall
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Baths of DIOCLETIAN Presented by: Lindsey Berman
Location • The baths are in the the North-East summit of Viminial, which is the smallest of the Seven Hills • Located inside Agger in the Sercian Wall • Larger than 11 hectare, which is equivelant to 27 acres. Largest bath house in Rome, out of the 900
Origin • Built throughout 298 AD and 306 AD • Built by Maximius in honor of Emperor Diocletian
Uses of the baths • Bathed the people in the quarters of Viminal, Quirinal, and Esquiline • 3000 people could use the bathing complex at a time • Diocletian consisted of a gymnasia, swimming pool, libraries, gardens, shopping arcades, art galleries, sports grounds, walking paths, and in the middle was the cold bath, (frigidarium) lukwarm bath, (tepidarium) and hot bath. (calidarium)
Destruction of the baths • In 537 AD, Goths invaded and the baths were ruined. • Parts were incorporated into new buildings • Aula Attagona (octagonal hall) • Basilica of Santa Maria deligiAngeli e deiMartiri • Church of San Bernardo alleTerme • MuseoNazionale Romano (National Roman Museum
Bibliography • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baths_of_Diocletian • http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/bathsofdiocletian.htm • http://www.best-of-rome-italy.com/baths-of-diocletian.html • http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/museums/national-roman-museum-baths-diocletian