The project to create a thermal network is underway !!!
During 2 days, an internacional group of researchers from a very large list of countries (Croatia, Bulgaria, North Macedonian, Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, France, England, Portugal and Spain) participated in the 3rd International Congress on Ancient Thermalism celebrated in Madrid, on 9-10th March 2023. They met at the University Autónoma de Madrid, to present their […]
The provisional brochure of the 3rd International conference on Ancient thermalism is already here!
We are pleased to inform you that the provisional brochure of the 3rd International conference on Ancient thermalism is already here! We will have very different presentations, of some very variated areas of the Ancient Roman Empire: Turkey, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain or North of Africa, so we are sure we […]
New Workshop “Dentro il sacro. Multiculturalismo e plurilinguismo nello scavo del Bagno Grande a San Casciano dei Bagni” (25/26 January 2023)
A workshop talking about the new discoveries of San Casciano dei Bani will take place the next 25-26th January 2023 in the Università per Stranieri di Siena, Aula Magna Virginia Woolf (Piazza Carlo Rosselli 27/28, Siena). Organized by Jacopo Tabolli, Emanuele Mariotti and Ada Salvi, some of the first results on the study of this […]
Last chance to send your abstract proposals to the 3rd International Thermal Congress !!!
As some of you have asked us to extend the deadline for submitting proposals to participate in the Thermal Congress, we have decided to postpone the deadline to 8th January 2023 to give a greater number of researchers from different countries the opportunity to participate in this Thermal Conference. We are sure that we will […]
An incredible number of bronze sculptures and votive offerings have been discovered in San Casciano dei Bagni (Italy) !
Again, wonderful news gets from San Casciano dei Bagni, a small thermal medieval town in the south of Tuscany! As we published some months ago, new archaeological digs are taking place in the area of the free pool Bagno Grande, one of the hottest and most abundant thermal springs in this town. Today, we have […]
Discovering Roman healing spas: Aquae Caeretanae
During last months, the UAM team of the European rurAllure project had the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting Roman thermal sites in the Roman province of Etruria. Among others, I would like to highlight the extraordinary site of Aquae Caeretanae (Sasso di Furbara, Cerveteri, Italy). This Roman Thermal spa is an incredible […]
Days to talk about the Bathing culture in Budapest (Hungary), 8-15th september 2022
The Conference of the Frontinus Society on the History of Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering that took place in the Museum of the Buda Hill Castle in Budapest (Hungary) from 8-15th September 2022, ended yesterday. It gave participants the opportunity to show some news studies and archaeological excavations, mainly focused on Bathing Culture in Ancien […]
A new Thermal Sanctuary has been discovered in San Casciano dei Bagni !!!
These days, some news have been published about the incredible Etruscan and Roman thermal Sanctuary of San Casciano dei Bagno (Toscany, Italy). The archaeological studies started in this small and beatiful Italian town some years ago, but the first structures were discovered in 2020 in the area of the best-known thermal spring and open thermal […]
2nd Workshop ROMAN BATHS AND THERMO-MINERAL-BATHS: an update on the present state of research. Programme
2nd Workshop ROMAN BATHS AND THERMO-MINERAL-BATHS – an update on the present state of research On Friday 18th February 2022, the Institute of Archaeological Sciences of the University of Bern will host the 2nd edition of theonline workshop “ROMAN BATHS AND THERMO-MINERAL-BATHS – an update on the present state of research.” Find the program, […]
Baden/Aquae Helveticae (Switzerland) Research Project and lecture on Roman, medieval and modern spas: A diachronic and interdisciplinary view of a cultural phenomenon
The healing spa of Baden in Switzerland (Canton Aargau), the Roman Aquae Helveticae, looks back to over 2000 years of history. No doubt the sulphurous springs that surge at a temperature of 47°C were already visited and worshipped well before antiquity. The beginning of Baden as a healing spa is strongly linked to the nearby […]
The great spas of Europe has been considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site 2021! Congratulations!!!
The last 24th July 2021 a selected group of Historic Spa towns were included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can see the indication about this new inscribed properties in the UNESCO webpage. The Great Spa Towns of Europe is a World Heritage Site comprising 11 famous historic spa towns and […]
New European Project rurALLURE starts!
The new European project rurALLURE starts, with a pilot on pilgrimage routes and thermal heritage. The European Project rurALLURE. Promotion of rural museums and heritage sites in the vicinity of European pilgrimage routes has started its journey on January 1st of 2021, with the aim of “leverage the state-of-the-art in information technologies in order to promote rural […]
New Archaeological Project on the Roman Healing Spa of São Vicente (Penafiel, Portugal)
Approved the Archaeological Project “Roman Healing Spa of São Vicente (Penafiel, Portugal): Review of the Built Structures and Their Interpretation in the Context of Roman Thermal Spas” (BAL-SAOVICENTE) In the context of the project “Healing spas in antiquity: analysis of Roman Thermalism from an architectonic and functional point of view” (MIAS / UAM), the need […]