The Baths of Caracalla

Report
The Baths of Caracalla
Presented by Leo Holtz
Location
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Found in Rome
Near the Arch of Constantine
South-East of the Tiber Island
To the right of the Tiber River
Origin
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Planned by Septimius Severus
Built and finished by Emperor Caracalla (son)
Finished around 216 A.D.
Built for the people Rome to use for
sanitation, exercise, and social reasons
Importance
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Built like all Roman Baths
Three bathing rooms
2nd largest bath in Rome to Baths of Trajan
Olympic sized swimming pool
Two large outdoor gymnastics areas for
exercise
• Two libraries
• Large gardens
Current State
Sorce
State in Ancient Times
Sorce
State in Ancient Times Cont.
Sorce
Bibliography
• http://www.rome.info/ancient/baths-ofcaracalla/
• http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/
roman/day.html
• http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclo
paedia_romana/romanurbs/bathscaracalla.ht
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