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The Caracalla Roman Baths (Rome)

These Hot Baths, or Thermal Baths – or simply the Public Baths – were built by the Roman Emperor Caracalla, on the slopes of the Lesser Aventine Hill, close to the Circus Maximus – over the period of 212 to 216 AD. Perhaps you're thinking that you've never heard of a Roman Emperor called 'Caracalla'? And you'd be right – it wasn't his official Roman name, but his popular nickname. This young man from ...

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