Ancient hydraulic works

Dion bathtubs

Use: Sanitary Facilities
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Bathtub
Operation era:
Location: Greece - Dion
  • G. De Feo, P. Laureano, L. W. Mays and A. N. Aggelakis: Water supply management technologies in the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia, London, 2012

Dion Bathtubs were consisted by cold and hot swimming pools, saunas and massage rooms. They were very luxurious and they had marbled pools, statues and mosaic at the dry areas. The special characteristic of Dion bathtubs was the “Hypocaust”, an underground floor with many brick pillars supporting the ceiling. The hot air was circulated through the underground floor, to heat the floor above.

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