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Thermae from the Roman Empire

Thermae
Roman Thermae from France, at Hyères.

Text translated from:http://www.tazbahn.net/

Motorists traveling through the town of Hyères all know Via Olbia, but do they know that only a few minutes away is the archaeological site of Olbia, on the seafront, opposite the peninsula of Giens? It is actually an ancient Greek colony founded in the 4th century BC that ensured the protection of merchant ships.

Photo: http://www.tazbahn.net/

http://www.tazbahn.net/public/Olbia/07.jpg


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The Romans then took it over, and installed shops and a Thermae. And finally, in the 13th century AD a Cistercian abbey was built on ancient ruins. The site was recently transferred to the town of Hyères which has superbly redeveloped the site, including many explanatory signs along the route.

Text translated from:http://www.tazbahn.net/

Photo: http://www.tazbahn.net/
http://www.tazbahn.net/public/Olbia/Plan.JPG (from Google Earth)




Dr Gheorghe writes:

On studying the images from Hyères and comparing them with the Roman Thermae from Cioroiu Nou, I have used images from Google Earth and from ground level.

It is amazing to see how close those images are, as though both Thermae were made by the same architect. This is not surprising, since from Gallia to Tunis, from Rome to the Red Sea, even ancient Roman bricks are the same, and the Romans were careful to make all buildings, roads and towns of standard dimensions, no matter where they were. This was commented on by the Roman architect, Vitruvius.

However another important fact which may be very useful, is that the Hyères site may give important clues as to the positioning and size of the buildings and structures yet to be found at Cioroiu Nou.

These GPS points have been established for the Hyères site:

01.=N=43.081956° E=06.121824°
02.=N=43.081528° E=06.123619°
03.=N=43.080080° E=06.123617°
04.=N=43.080756° E=06.121459°

The GPS point-target for the site from Hyères/France-the ancient thermes area:
N=43.081490° E=06.122695°

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It is only when we lay the accurate plan of the Thermae at Cioroiu Nou over the Google Earth image of Hyères that we can see how closely the two designs match up.

For two designs separated by thousands of kilometres, but to be the same in so many respects, speaks of a standardisation of plans which is breathtaking.

Photo: Google Earth, and Adrian Gheorghe composite.




Thermae Thermae


Further evidence of the similarity of design is shown here, as well as a location shot from Google Earth.

Photo: Google Earth, and Adrian Gheorghe composite.




Thermae

This is a general view of the Cioroiu Nou site, with the Thermae building in the foreground of the image, and the digs at the giant eastern wall on the left of the image.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th August 2010




Thermae

The Hyères site, showing a general view, and the GPS points.

Photo: Google Earth, and Adrian Gheorghe composite, 26th August 2010




Thermae



This image shows the giant wall at the Hyères site,
with GPS values of N=43.081490° E=06.122695° and N=43.081398° E=06.123094°.

Photo: Google Earth, and Adrian Gheorghe composite, 26th August 2010




Thermae

A view of the giant eastern wall at the Cioroiu Nou site, looking from west to east,
with GPS points N=44.05753° E=23.43569° and N=44.05760° E=23.43599°

The wall is about 22 metres long, made of stone, and has a width of 60 cm, but it is not in a good state of preservation.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 26th August 2010




Thermae

This image adapted from Google Earth shows the location of the giant eastern wall, 22 metres long, made of stone, and with a width of 60 cm, at the Cioroiu Nou site.

Photo: Google Earth, and Adrian Gheorghe composite, 26th August 2010




Thermae Thermae

Corbridge, England

Ancient Roman bath/thermae

N=54.977915° E=-2.029998°

Photo: http://rrravennn.livejournal.com/1714.html








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