The Antonine Imperial Baths in Carthage, Tunisia

The Antonine Imperial Baths were built during the reign of the Emperors Hadrien and Antonin (145-162 AD) and were used up until the sixth century AD.  The baths served hygienic purposes, but the opulent surroundings provided space for social interactions.  The baths included pools with water of different temperatures.  The caldarium was heated from below and the frigidarium was unheated.

View from the Baths to the Sea - 1

View from the Baths to the Sea – 1

SOURCE:  View from the Baths to the Sea – 1 (Carthage, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 07 August 2011.

View from the Baths to the Sea - 2

View from the Baths to the Sea – 2

SOURCE:  View from the Baths to the Sea – 1 (Carthage, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 07 August 2011.

Columns

Columns

SOURCE:  Columns (Carthage, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 07 August 2011.

Arch and Column

Arch and Column

SOURCE:  Arch and Column (Carthage, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 07 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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