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Sardis Bath complex
13-DEC-2004

Sardis Bath complex

The gymnasium-bath house complex covered 23.000 square metres. It’s built in the “Imperial Style”, implying that it is symmetrical along one axis, with at one end a central hot house (caldarium). It is supposed to have been completed in the middle of the second century AD . It has been repaired and modified through the following centuries, until it was abandoned following the Sassanid invasion in 616.

This is a view from the side of the sports area in front of the central hall. You should realise that almost all pictures I here present are of just the central hall, which was the most decorated part of the complex.

Nikon D70
1/400s f/8.0 at 22.0mm full exif

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