Features 108 images

Streets and Shops--page 1
Houses--page 2
House of the Faun--page 3
Villa of Mysteries--page 4
Public Baths--page 5
Forum--page 6
Theater and Gladiator's Area--page7

Pompeii: Public Baths--page 5 (of 7 pages)

before 79 C.E.

The views here are of the Stabian baths, the earliest of the three large public baths excavated at Pompeii.

The palaestra

This exercise field with arcades on the sides provided the area for the first step in the bathing process--working up a sweat and opening up the pores.

The piscina--a kind of covered swimming pool


The tepidarium


The floor showing radiant heating tiles


The frigidarium--a round domed room

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