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Herculaneum VI.1. Terme Centrali or Central Baths, linked to VI.7, VI.8 and VI.10.

 

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Tepidarium, or warm room.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. September 2004. Looking towards north wall, and doorway to rear corridor, in centre right, with arched doorway to warm room (tepidarium) on right

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2004.

Looking towards north wall, and doorway to rear corridor, in centre right, with arched doorway to warm room (tepidarium) on right.

On the left in the north-west corner is a doorway leading to the small square vestibule of the frigidarium.

 

VI.1/7. May 2010. Looking east along rear corridor on north side of baths, leading towards furnace and well, and entrance at Ins. VI.10.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010.

Looking east along rear corridor on north side of baths, leading towards furnace and well, and entrance at Ins. VI.10.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Looking west along rear corridor on north side of baths.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking west along rear corridor on north side of baths.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards west wall of rear corridor on north side of baths.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards west wall of rear corridor on north side of baths.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards north-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Detail from north wall in north-west corner.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. September 2003. Detail from north wall in north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Looking west in corridor.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking west towards latrine in service corridor.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards west side of corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Latrine in service corridor, looking towards west side of corridor.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-west from corridor, into doorway returning to apodyterium or dressing room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013.

Looking south-west from corridor, into doorway returning to apodyterium or dressing room.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Arched doorway in east wall of apodyterium leading to tepidarium.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Arched doorway in east wall of apodyterium leading to tepidarium.

 

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VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east.

Threshold of doorway from apodyterium, onto mosaic floor of tepidarium.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking east across mosaic floor of tepidarium, towards the doorway to the caldarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
Maiuri wrote that the great tepidarium with the hollow floor, now largely caved in, has the same system of podia and shelves around it as the apodyterium.
The mosaic pavement of somewhat coarse workmanship has a representation of a galloping triton with a helm and a basket of fruit surrounded by four dolphins (the same subject as in the women’s apodyterium).
See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.37).

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013.

Looking east across mosaic floor of tepidarium, towards the doorway to the caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Maiuri wrote that the great tepidarium with the hollow floor, now largely caved in, has the same system of podia and shelves around it as the apodyterium.

The mosaic pavement of somewhat coarse workmanship has a representation of a galloping triton with a helm and a basket of fruit surrounded by four dolphins (the same subject as in the women’s apodyterium).

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.37).

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Collapsed hollow floor in tepidarium in north-west corner.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Collapsed hollow floor in tepidarium in north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1/7. May 2010. West wall of tepidarium with collapsed flooring, and doorway to apodyterium.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. West wall of tepidarium with collapsed flooring, and doorway to apodyterium.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Collapsed flooring near west wall of tepidarium. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Collapsed flooring near west wall of tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south along west side of tepidarium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south along west side of tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Benches along west wall, showing hollow flooring for hot-air circulation.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Benches along west wall and showing hollow flooring for hot-air circulation.

 

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VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Vaulted ceiling of tepidarium with stuccoed ridges.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards shelving recesses in north wall of tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards shelving recesses in north wall of tepidarium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Looking along east wall of tepidarium towards north wall.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking along east wall of tepidarium towards north wall.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards north-east corner and shelving recesses on east wall in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013.

Looking towards north-east corner and shelving recesses on east wall in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. East wall of tepidarium.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. East wall of tepidarium.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Vaulted ceiling of tepidarium with stucco ridges, at south end.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Vaulted ceiling of tepidarium with stucco ridges, at south end.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-east across mosaic in tepidarium.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south-east across mosaic in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Mosaic in tepidarium showing a Triton with a helm and a basket of fruit surrounded by four dolphins. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013.

Mosaic in tepidarium showing a Triton with a helm and a basket of fruit surrounded by four dolphins.

Looking north. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Mosaic of a huge triton surrounded by leaping dolphins set into apodyterium floor.

The floor has collapsed, due to the floor being hollow for the circulation of hot air.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. March 2008. Looking north across mosaic floor in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. March 2008. Looking north across mosaic floor in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. South-west corner of flooring in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. South-west corner of flooring in tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards the south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards the south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. Mosaic floor at south end of tepidarium.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Mosaic floor at south end of tepidarium.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. South end of tepidarium, and collapsed mosaic floor.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. South end of tepidarium and collapsed mosaic floor.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. North end of tepidarium.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking towards north end of tepidarium, from near doorway to caldarium.

 

 

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