Thursday 9 August 2012

Glimpses of Roman Life near Vienna
Viennese Escapes

Roman Public Baths
Details of the reconstructed
basilica thermarum, the largest hall:
Bathing took place in the
frigidarium, the tepidarium and the caldarium,
each of which had different temperatures

The ancient city of Carnuntum was founded in the year 6 AD when Tiberius,
who later became emperor, erected a winter camp here. It covered an area of about 10 sq. kilometres at the beginning of the 3rd century AD when it was at its largest. So far only about 0.5% of this area has been excavated. *

Carnuntum Archaeological Park
is located in Lower Austria,
45 km east of Vienna, on the Danube river,
and well worth a side trip.
Click on its label below for
more images of Carnuntum.
Images @ by Merisi
* Quoted from the homepage of Carnuntum Archaeological Park


  1. Those Romans had quite a flare for interior design.

  2. They were pretty civilized in many ways. Course, we like to think we are now too.

  3. I agree completely with Charles! They were and we do like to think we are, but who knows what future generations will think about us??? Wonderful and interesting post and photos for the day, Merisi! Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Fascinating!
    I'd like to reserve the frigidarium today in NYC

  5. Very nice! One of my favorite places in Rome is the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. When I am inside, I try to imagine what it looked like when it was part of the Baths of Diocletian.

  6. I like the way they have framed the stonework like a window.


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