The Baths of Caracalla: a practical guide to the discovery of one of the monumental complexes of ancient Rome. French edition.
Built in the southern area of ancient Rome and probably commissioned by Septimius Severus, the Baths of Caracalla were opened in 216 AD, utilized for over three centuries and abandoned after the Sack of Rome in 537.
The chapters of this book explore the history of the complex: the site and its architecture, characterized by the imposing arches, 30 meters high; the Mithraeum and the underground spaces; the precious mosaics and original sculptural decorations, including the famous Hercules and the Farnese Bull, found respectively in the gymnasium and the frigidarium.
Clear, thorough texts and fine illustrations lead the reader on the discovery of one of the largest bath complexes of ancient Rome.