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Early bath systems, Amorium Excavations, Turkey (6th century)*


Project Location: Turkey

Figure 1: The early Byzantine and dark age bath complex ( Source | Accessed : March 4, 2020 | Photographer: Unknown )
Figure 2: Trench XC, Structures, details of hypocaust pillars in the tepidarium, looking northwest ( Source | Accessed : March 4, 2020 | Photographer: Unknown )
Figure 3: Trench XC, Structure 1, bathhouse praefurnium, looking east southeast; at left, possible sweat rooms to either side of vent into the caldarium. TI6o5, used as top to air vent, is immediately to the right of its number ( Source | Accessed : March 4, 2020 | Photographer: Unknown )
Figure 4: Trench XC, Structure I, reused lintel in situ. Note mortar adhering to decorated surface at left. ( Source | Accessed : March 4, 2020 | Photographer: Unknown )

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Primary Material(s):

Health Facility

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
6th Century

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Eckhardt, Benedikt. "Romanization and Isomorphic Change in Phrygia: The Case of Private Associations." The Journal of Roman Studies 106 (2016): 147-71.

Harrison, R. M. "Amorium 1988: The First Preliminary Excavation." Anatolian Studies 39 (1989): 167-74.

Ivison, Eric A. (2007). "Amorium in the Byzantine Dark Ages (seventh to ninth centuries)". In Henning, Joachim (ed.). Post-Roman Towns, Trade and Settlement in Europe and Byzantium, Vol. 2: Byzantium, Pliska, and the Balkans. de Gruyter. pp. 25–59.

Kazhdan, Alexander, ed. (1991). Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Oxford University Press. pp. 79–80.

Koçyiğit, Oğuz. "A Terracotta Spacer Pin: Evidence for a Roman Baths at Amorium." Anatolian Studies 60 (2010): 147-48.

Koçyiğit, Oğuz. "Terracotta Spacers from the Bathhouse at Amorium." Anatolian Studies 56 (2006): 113-25.

Lightfoot, C. S., Y. Arbel, E. A. Ivison, J. A. Roberts, and E. Ioannidou. "The Amorium Project: Excavation and Research in 2002." Dumbarton Oaks Papers 59 (2005): 231-65.

Lightfoot, Chris (2006). Amorium: A Byzantine City in Anatolia - An Archaeological Guide. Istanbul: Homer Kitabevi.

Lightfoot, C. S. "Glass Finds at Amorium." Dumbarton Oaks Papers 59 (2005): 173-81.

Ramsay, W. M. "Sepulchral Customs in Ancient Phrygia." The Journal of Hellenic Studies 5 (1884): 241-62.

Ward, Roy Bowen. "Women in Roman Baths." The Harvard Theological Review 85, no. 2 (1992): 125-47.

Building Address: Located under and around the modern village of Hisarköy, 13 kilometers east of the district center, Emirdağ, Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey.

Significant Dates: Excavation discovered between 1998-2001

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Tags: Turkish bath, Ancient excavations, Bath culture, Archeological sites, Bathing culture, BCE, Turkey, Bathing, aqueous, hygiene, hygienic, health, Afyonkarahisar Province, Amorium Excavations,

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