CALIDARIUM IN THE MEN'S BATH
Forum of Pompeii
The public baths in the forum were a central part of Pompeian life. This is the calidarium or hot room with a hot bath in the men's section. The room was heated by hot air which passed through an opening between double walls and floors. The marble basin held cold water for sponging. The windows were for light. Notice the decorative fluting on the stucco vault.
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