Greek Baths of Gela

Greek Baths of Gela

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 Via Europa, 85 - Gela (AG)

The Greek Baths of Gela, also known as Hellenistic Baths, are an archaeological area of ​​great tourist interest.
They were discovered in 1957, following archaeological excavations conducted in the area of ​​Via Europa.
The Greek Baths are thermal establishments dating back to the Hellenistic era which in 282 BC, following the destruction of the city, were also destroyed.
Il the complex had two rooms separated by a clay brick wall.
The first room contained two groups of basins, each of which in turn formed by other basins: one group was made up of 14 basins arranged in a horseshoe shape while the second was made up of 22 tubs arranged in a circle around a conglomerate floor.
The tubs were made with a mixture of clay and sandstone or with terracotta and portable.
The second room contained a heating system and featured a cell that was used as a real s auna.

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