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Roman baths discovered in English city of Chester-le-Street

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Roman baths discovered in English city of Chester-le-Street
Roman baths discovered in English city of Chester-le-Street

In 2017, Roman baths were discovered in the English city of Chester-le-Street. The remains of the building were found in the garden of one of the residences. The discovery sheds new light on the history of the region where the Roman camp of Concangis was located.

The team of researchers, aware of the presence of unexcavated monuments in the area, received permission from a private person to start excavations in his garden.

As it turned out, the baths were part of a military camp, and the building extends over several nearby properties. Some of the structures overlap with modern residential houses, but archaeologists are able to estimate the length of the structure at 40 meters. The baths had a changing room for legionnaires, a pool with cold water and a room with warm air. The object is dated to 150 CE, i.e. the reign of Hadrian. At that time, the aforementioned Concangis fort was built to guard the area.

A seal was found in the fort, which revealed that the 5th cohort of Gauls was stationed there.

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