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 […]
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 […]
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 […]