Archaeologists are looking for Roman baths in Syria


It was one of the rarest and shocking bathrooms.

The Roman Empire is widespread from western Europe to North Africa and the Middle East. Syria was the earliest Roman province of Annex 64. Several Roman settlements remain in this area, though not all in modern Syria.

For example, the city of Dolce is part of the historical Syrian, but modern Turkey. Archaeologists work very actively in Dolosi and have recently released the signs of the city of bursting and flourishing.

"Our excavations in the ancient city of Dolych clearly show how the city developed in epochs and religions that were from the Hellenistic period in the late Christian antiquity of the early Islamic epoch," says classical scientist and excavator director Engelbert Winter, a splendor of Excellence, Finally Lapar Cobden.

Heating the bathroom in the bathroom. Plate-based plates on the floor, between the opposite side in the warm air. Image credits: Peter Julich.

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According to archaeologists, the peak of Dolohale was quite unusual (and a very nice bathroom). Regrettably, despite the impressive design, the bath is used only for a century or two years.

"A bath with a mosaic made of mosaic was built in the 2nd or 3rd century, when Syrian public baths, unlike the Latin West, were rare, although the bath was no longer functioning in the 4th century."

An air view of the area east of the city with a Roman swimming pool. Credit credit: Forschungsstelle Asia Minor.

The towns left towns due to war and economic crises, as well as cultural trends – as the influence of Christianity grew in the area, the architectural landscape changed and the innovative belief was more important. The old buildings of ancient gods were abandoned in favor of the new, omnipotent, and not everyone who made this change.

"The new Heidi began with a Christian underlined: the basilica was built and the city, which initially gained attention and became richer in the Cathedral of Jupiter's Duplicens of the God of Rome, became bishop."

Archaeological excavations have also been revealed by the Church, which is quite rare in this area. There is not a lot of known Christianity in North Syria at that time and how people's lives have changed. Additional data from the area around the church indicate that it was destroyed by the earthquake in the 7th century.

Finally, the city itself was abandoned in the 12th century.

View the excavation of the early Christian basilica, including a beautiful floor mosaic. Credit credit: Forschungsstelle Asia Minor.

As it often happens, discovering archeological structures is only the first step. Modern archeology is less related to the search for cool buildings and more to understand how people live and how they lived.

"We come across a monumental assignment that is systematically standing up with state and modern methods and research questions. "What did the residents do about their daily lives, how the economy was operating, and how did the city react to crises like wars, natural disasters, and political and religious changes?"

Today's Turkish duluk, which follows the old Doliichi, is still a Latin catholic title, which is quite unusual – so the oldest changes continue today.

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