October 13, 2013

"A Roman bathhouse still in use after 2,000 years."

In Algeria.

8 comments:

St. George said...

The third century AD Roman amphitheatre/coliseum in Djem, Tunisia, is not used today, of course, but it is amazing.

It held 35,000 people and looks in better shape than the one in Rome.

Big Mike said...

The Romans built to last.

eddie willers said...

The Romans built to last.

If they had discovered gunpowder, we'd all be speaking Latin.

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

Expat(ish) said...

I bathed in a (then) recently discovered Roman bath-house in Istanbul which was nearly that old, say 1700 years or so. It was not substantially different than the 1400 year old one I was in down by the Med.

I thought both experiences were amazing, even at 17.

(Do not insert bad Midnight Express jokes here)

-XC

David said...

Interesting. Thanks.

Craig Howard said...

Bathhouse had a different connotation in Roman times.

Craig said...

Wife of Bath has a nice ring to it. Almost like some kind of public utility.

Skookum John said...

Operas are staged every summer in the Roman amphitheater in Verona, Italy, which dates from 30 A.D.

I saw "Aida" there, and it was a real spectacle.