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Baths of Varius

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #36 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is very early in your tour of Ephesus and will prepare you for much of what you will see: mostly ruins with the quality carvings moved forward for better view. The Baths of Varius are mostly the remaining brick-work of the core building. There are larger stone arch doorways but other than that, just plain brick. 5 minutes or... More

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Subotica, Serbia
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28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Romans valued personal hygiene and used these baths on a regular basis. Medieval Europe festered in it`s own filth while the Turks adopted this technology. The building is not in a great shape and you need a bit of knowledge about Roman bath houses to make it out what are you seeing. It had a hypocaust (to heat the water),... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Again, you need imagination here. There is not much left so you can't see directly how it used to look like. The facinating thing is that they had baths then, but after them the people went mental, becouse we had a time when we didn't wash.... we thought that washing will get us sick... So my opinion is that the... More

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Lafayette, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

These baths also need a bit of imagination to go with them. There was a hot room, a relaxation room and a cold room.

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This culture valued cleanliness and sanitation and it was interesting to hear how the Roman baths worked.

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