Baths of Caracalla

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 01 May 2013

The Roman baths complex in the south of Rome known as the Baths of Caracalla were probably commissioned by Septimius Severus but were opened by his son Caracalla in 216 CE and finished c. 235 CE. They are one of the best preserved bath complexes from antiquity and could accommodate as many as 8,000 bathers. The building was some 30 metres high and covered an area of 337 x 328 m.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 01). Baths of Caracalla. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1170/baths-of-caracalla/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Baths of Caracalla." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 01, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1170/baths-of-caracalla/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Baths of Caracalla." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 May 2013. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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