Roman Baths in Bath Spa (Somerset)

04 Oct. 

Michael Chu suggested that we visit Bath Spa in North Somerset. Since it would probably be our last meeting before Michael leaves for Macau (China), I thought it was not a bad idea after all. And to see some some places which I had not seen so far.

Roman Baths in Bath Spa are wonderful. What seemed to be a rather dull tour to begin with came alive when I sighted steam over the warm bath on a rainy day! Natural hot water, even now, after 2000 years!?

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Julius Cesar, who invaded Britain twice in the first century BC. You see a number of Roman rulers since Julius Ceasar (Vespasian, Aurelius, etc) and ‘the greats’ – whose statues are placed on top of the Roman Baths.

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The hot bath – both medicinal and recreational besides being religious

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One of the many archaeological displays – a ‘beautiful’ stone

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That’s Michael Chu from Macau.

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What a clarity in the inscription!

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The utensils used during the Roman period in the Roman-Britain

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Goddes Luna (moon)

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Soldier with his armour at his feet. We tried to lift the armour! My God! What a heavy piece it is! How did the soldiers manage to wear it and fight? The soldier’s reply was prompt, ‘not if you were a legion!’

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At the end of the audio-guided-tour, you get to taste the ‘holy’ water to rid yourself of any disease! Don’t please laugh – many an eminent man has given testimony, and it is there to be read to convince you!

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Next to the ‘drinking holy water’ you find a dug, full of bricks used by Romans

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Wall of the Bath, from the outside

 

 

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