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Roman Bathhouse at Bearsden


Located at the western end of the Antonine Wall, the Roman fort in Bearsden, Scotland occupied about one hectare with administrative and storage buildings, graneries, workshops, barracks, and a bath complex. Site  inscriptions show the fort was built by the Twentieth Roman Legion.While part of the site is now covered by modern apartments, the bath complex was excavated in 1973-1979. Today the visitor may see a reconstructed cold plunge bath (piscina; front of image), plus the cold room (frigidarium), hot and dry room, or sweatbath (sudatorium), and the tepidaria or warm rooms.

Fig.1: The Roman Bathhouse at Bearsden (photo: Athena Review).]

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