17/11/2005

Herod's bathhouse reconstruction

 
TS page 53, Masada 1 Herods pal
 
 

Herod had several private bathhouses built at Masada.  The caldarium depicted here had a heavy floor suspended on 200 pillars. Outside the room a furnace would sent hot air under the floor.  When water was placed on the floor, steam was created.  Pipes were built into the walls to help heat the room.

 

 

 
 
 
 

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