According to a popular proverb, “All good things must end,” and as such, despite the beauty and charm that the Roman Baths has brought to the idyllic city, it still needs to face its downfall. But, how come such popular rendezvous and social place be allowed to be demolished and left in ruins?
(TRAVPR.COM) UK - September 22nd, 2012 - We already know that the Roman Baths were built by the Celts to honor the goddess, Sulis, referred to by Romans as Minerva. Prince Bladud was the one who started building the first baths after his leprosy and his pigs’ skin disease were miraculously cured when he wallowed in the hot mud. From that time on, the hot springs earned a reputation and was known to heal any health problems by simply drinking or taking a dip at the restorative spa waters.
While we are fascinated with how the rich Roman history revolved with the Roman Baths, I’m pretty sure that what interests you the most is the reason why the Roman Bath ended, and one archaeologist, like you, is also interested on this subject. So, let’s go back to the main question: Why did it end?
According to this archaeologist’s study, it can be deduced that the demolition of the temple and the baths was a result of the community gathering all the resources and labor available and necessary to take out major set of structures from the ancient Roman townscape to make way in building high-order settlements surrounding the country sides.
Excavators, on the other hand, argued that the Temple of Sulis Minerva was deliberately torn down to make use of the remaining materials such as iron clamps and lead sealings that held masonry blocks in place. Although this argument is quite appalling, it’s still unknown until today why the great ancient Roman Baths were demolished.
Now, we don’t have to dwell on those features alone as there are more aspects of the Roman Baths that are just as important as the one we talked about earlier. Today, the Roman Bath was restored and was opened for public viewing. Although it’s not allowed to drink or swim on the bath anymore because it contains a high amount of lead to keep the water warm, visitors can still marvel at the beauty of the flawless Georgian architectural design of the city – one of the many attractions in London.
Visit Bath today and see why it is considered as one of the most notable landmarks in Britain. The Stonehenge and Bath Tours are available all-year round except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, so be sure that you’re not going to miss this opportunity to get all classy and learn the fantastic and colorful history of the Roman Baths.
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