Of course, some of the Fathers condemned public bathing as immoral, but Turkish Daily News wants us to know ….
Historic Byzantine bath open after centuries
A 1,400-year-old Byzantine bath that was accidentally uncovered five years ago by a shepherd, will be available for use after restoration work is completed in June, reported the Anatolia news agency. The bath that was used by traders and rich people in the ancient coastal city of Termera in 4 BC will be used again after hundreds of centuries. The historical artifacts found during the excavation will be on display at an open-air museum to be established at the site.
Four rooms, a water source, water canals, a well and seven independent sections of the Byzantine bath have been completely uncovered, which is situated on property belonging to Aspat Beach Club and owned by businessman Murat Balkan. The restoration work on the historic bath, registered as “Byzantium Bath” by the Muğla Committee for the Preservation of Cultural and Natural Beings, will be completed in June. The chairman of the excavation team, archaeologist Nurcan Çilesiz, said the most important cultural treasure of the region had been uncovered, adding that the Byzantine bath would be Turkey’s first and only artifact to be used just like it was in the past.