UI researcher says lost items reveal Roman bath activities

UI researcher says lost items reveal Roman bath activities

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Friday, January 11, 2013
This is a Roman intaglio, or engraved gem, dating from A.D. 212 and held in the treasury. This is a Roman intaglio, or engraved gem, dating from A.D. 212 and held in the treasury …

A new study by UI researcher Alissa Whitmore, a doctoral candidate in archaeology, shows that items lost down the drains of bathhouses during the Roman Empire are evidence that these spaces served as social centers where people snacked on finger food and did needlework, among other activities.

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