Sunday, April 19, 2020


Via dell’Arco della Ciambella 12

25/19 BC for Agrippa (about 63/12 BC) who used the water of the acqueduct Aqua Virgo which had been completed just then

Restored in 80 AD and then again by Hadrian (117/138) simultaneously to the construction of the Pantheon
Restored again in the years 344/345 at the time of Constantius II (337/361) and Constant (337/350)

The size was about 120 x 100 m (400 x 330 feet)
It consisted of large rooms irregularly arranged around a large circular hall

Half of this LARGE CIRCULAR HALL is still visible in Via dell’Arco della Ciambella (diameter 25 m - 82 feet)

Here was kept the original “Apoxyomenos” by Lysippus, one of the most popular statues among the Romans
To the west of the baths was the STAGNUM AGRIPPAE, artificial lake maybe used for naval battles, from which came off the Euripos channel which ended up into the Tiber River near today's Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II

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