Roman Baths of Ankara
Roman Baths of Ankara, Yildirim Beyazit Square, Square, dating back to the nation on Cankırı Avenue, about 400 meters from the Nation. away from the west of the road, the street located 2.5 meters up to a height of Roman Baths, III. Century Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the son of Caracalla (212-217) on behalf of Health by God Asclepius.
Today, this platform is a mound called the Roman Baths, the top Roman (partially Byzantine and Seljuk floors), it was found under the ruins of his Phrygian Age settlement.
The stone ruins beneath the mound in the plan of the building is very well maintained is able to understand. According to a provincial town of the structure it appeared to be based on standards from the very imperial baths.
Baths 80 x 130 m. in size, it is made of stone and brick. With input on Cankırı Street, colonnaded portico called physical education and Palaestra spread over a large area surrounded by the ruins and places where wrestling is entered. This section has several square and round columns written columns located on the right side of the road.
Just behind the sports field phirigidari I (cold) portion, while the left edge of the seating places are located piscine (swimming pool) with apoditari (dressing location) is located standoff with right round made TUGLULAR column parts. In second place is located tepidarium (warm room) are still round the column fragments of brick. They were washing rooms located on these columns. Caldarium (temperature) The portion is located at the rear of the bath, there are 12 burning room.
The reason for being larger than other parts of the warm room temperature and must be connected to the part of Ankara’s very cold winter conditions. It is supported by around an underground heating system consisting of brick columns that freely circulates hot air from the furnace and in this way they warm up the room above.