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Herculaneum South-east corner, Terme suburbane or Suburban Baths.

Smaller original caldarium, and larger newer caldarium.

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall of tepidarium, with doorway to smaller original caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall of tepidarium, with doorway to smaller original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Smaller original caldarium, looking south towards window in alcove with marble basin for cold water (labrum). Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014.

Smaller original caldarium, looking south towards window in alcove with marble basin for cold water (labrum).

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Looking south to ornamental water inlet on rear wall behind marble basin.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Looking south to ornamental water inlet on rear wall behind marble basin.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Marble basin for cold water (labrum) by the window in the smaller original caldarium. This was relocated to this position after the excavation, whereas it had been found on the opposite side of the room.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Marble basin for cold water (labrum) by the window in the smaller original caldarium.

This was relocated to this position after the excavation, whereas it had been found on the opposite side of the room.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Marble basin for cold water (labrum). Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Marble basin for cold water (labrum). Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Smaller original caldarium.
Marble basin for cold water (labrum) by the window in the smaller original caldarium.
This was relocated to this position after the excavation, whereas it had been found on the opposite side of the room.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Smaller original caldarium.

Marble basin for cold water (labrum) by the window in the smaller original caldarium.

This was relocated to this position after the excavation, whereas it had been found on the opposite side of the room.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Marble basin (labrum) by the window in the Caldarium. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Detail of the marble basin (labrum) by the window in the caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Outline form of the shape of the basin on east side of Smaller original caldarium  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014.

Outline form of the shape of the basin on east side of smaller original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. 
Outline form of the shape of the basin on east side of smaller original caldarium.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008.

Outline form of the shape of the basin on east side of smaller original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. 
Detail of the cast of the basin and shards of glass buried in the cast. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008.

Detail of the cast of the basin and shards of glass buried in the cast.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Outline form of the shape of the basin set into the volcanic material which entered through the window, violently throwing the basin from its support. Shards of glass appear buried in the cast.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Smaller original caldarium, east side.

Outline form of the shape of the basin set into the volcanic material which entered through the window, violently throwing the basin from its support.

Shards of glass appear buried in the cast.

On the right is the doorway leading into the tepidarium, and across into the second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail from north-east corner and east wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail from north-east corner and east wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail from north end of original caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail from north end of original caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Detail of north-west corner of original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking north to hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking north to hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2001. Hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2001. Hot plunge bath in original smaller caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall and north-west corner of original caldarium. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall and north-west corner of original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Detail of decoration on west wall of original caldarium.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Detail of decoration on west wall of original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of decoration on west wall of original caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of decoration on west wall of original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of decoration in alcove and west wall of original caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of decoration in alcove and west wall of original caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking south across tepidarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking south across tepidarium.

On the left is the door to the larger caldarium. On the right is the door to the original smaller caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. East wall of tepidarium, with doorway to larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. East wall of tepidarium, with doorway to larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2004. Second Caldarium, with large central bath and window overlooking the sea. Looking east. According to Wallace-Hadrill,
The original Baths were built with the standard areas of entrance hall, followed by cold, warm and hot rooms. This original Caldarium was small and intimate.
Then a second Caldarium was added, with its own furnace operating by direct heating immediately under the bronze “samovar” in the middle of the pool.
It offered an area of warm water big enough for up to twenty to swim in. 
See Wallace-Hadrill, A., (2011): Herculaneum, past and future. London, Francis Lincoln Ltd., (p.159).

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2004.

Second caldarium, with large central bath and window overlooking the sea. Looking east.

According to Wallace-Hadrill,

The original Baths were built with the standard areas of entrance hall, followed by cold, warm and hot rooms.

This original Caldarium was small and intimate.

Then a second Caldarium was added, with its own furnace operating by direct heating immediately under the bronze “samovar” in the middle of the pool.

It offered an area of warm water big enough for up to twenty to swim in.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., (2011): Herculaneum, past and future. London, Francis Lincoln Ltd., (p.159).

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. May 2017. Looking east across pool in second larger caldarium.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. May 2017. Looking east across pool in second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking east across pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking east across pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001. Looking east across hot pool in the second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. October 2001.

Looking east across hot pool in the second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of vaulted area above window at east end. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Detail of vaulted area above window at east end.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Looking east across hot pool. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Looking east across hot pool. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2001. Hot pool in the second larger caldarium.
This pool would have been heated by its own furnace heating the water under the “bronze samovar” which would have been situated in the centre of the pool.
Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, May 2001. Hot pool in the second larger caldarium.

This pool would have been heated by its own furnace heating the water under the “bronze samovar” which would have been situated in the centre of the pool.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Detail of area where the bronze samovar would have sat, heating the water.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. April 2008. Detail of area where the bronze samovar would have sat, heating the water.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking north across pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking north across pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Edging of pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Edging of pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking towards west wall and north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking towards west wall and north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking towards west end of hot pool in the second larger caldarium.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Herculaneum, May 2001.

Looking towards west wall and north-west corner, with steps at west end of hot pool in the second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking west along south side of pool in second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking west along south side of pool in second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking west in second larger caldarium.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Looking west in second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall of second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. West wall of second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Remains of upper area of second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Remains of upper area of second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Decorative stucco in second larger caldarium. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum. June 2014. Decorative stucco in second larger caldarium.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, April 2016. Exterior south-west corner, and south side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, April 2016. Exterior south-west corner, and south side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, August 2013. Exterior south side of Baths, from access roadway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, August 2013. Exterior south side of Baths, from access roadway.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, June 2011. Exterior south side of Baths, from access roadway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, June 2011. Exterior south side of Baths, from access roadway.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, July 2009. Exterior south side of Baths, with access to beachfront. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, July 2009. Exterior south side of Baths, with access to beachfront.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, February 2007. Ramp/steps giving access to beachfront from Baths.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, February 2007. Ramp/steps giving access to beachfront from Baths.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, February 2007. Exterior south side of Baths, with access to beachfront. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Suburban Baths, Herculaneum, February 2007. Exterior south side of Baths, with access to beachfront.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009. South-east corner of site, beachfront excavations.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009.

South-east corner of site, beachfront excavations below the steps/ramp giving access to the beach. 

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, boatsheds and beachfront drainage and excavations, Herculaneum, July 2009. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, boatsheds and beachfront drainage and excavations, Herculaneum, July 2009.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009. Exterior south side of Baths in south-east corner of site.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009.

Exterior south side of Baths in south-east corner of site, during excavations and drainage work. 

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009. Exterior south side of Baths in south-east corner of site, beneath the House of the Telephus Relief.  
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009.

Exterior south side of Baths in south-east corner of site, beneath the House of the Telephus Relief. 

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009. South-east corner of site, beachfront excavations beneath the House of Telephus Relief.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Suburban Baths, and beachfront, Herculaneum, July 2009.

South-east corner of site, beachfront excavations beneath the House of the Telephus Relief. 

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds