Roman physique


Visitors are now being welcomed into a newly revealed section of the Roman Baths in the city of Bath: the Roman Gym. The Romans were known to be conscious of the importance of keeping fit and healthy, and the gym was an important part of larger bath houses. Inside, you can explore the ancient exercise yard and visit the remains of the Laconicum (a sauna or steam room), which, thanks to Roman ingenuity, would have been warmed by underfloor heating. Projection­s and interpreta­tion boards will describe the Romans’ fitness routines, and the gory fundamenta­ls of Roman medicine.

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