Bearsden Roman Bath-House, Scotland.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Today, we visited The Antonine Wall and Bearsden Roman Bath-House, Scotland.
The Antonine Wall was the northernmost frontier of the Roman'occupation. Construction was begun in 138 AD, during the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius, and continued for four years. The Antonine Wall represents an incredible part of Scotland's history. In 2008, the Antonine Wall gave World Heritage Status, from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, it recognised as one of the most important historical sites in the world.
After, we visited Bearsden Roman Bath-House. Bearsden Roman bath-house stood in a fortified annexe attached to Bearsden Roman fort. It was built in the years following 142 AD by the army of the Roman emperor Antonius Pius. The bath-house was used by the whole garrison and there had steam rooms, dry hot and cold rooms and hot and cold baths.
The bath-house was discovered in 1973 during excavations carried out in advance of the house construction.
The Antonine Wall and Bearsden Roman Bath-House are remarkable examples of the survival of ancient archaeological remains. Well worth a visit.
Labels: Roman Scotland
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