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Year 9 Classics Trip to the Roman Baths at Bath 30.01.17

Year 9 enjoyed a day out to the City of Bath World Heritage Site to visit the Roman Baths as part of their classical civilisation and Latin studies.

The Roman Baths consist of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.

During the course of the visit, the students took a tour of the bath complex and temple sanctuary, studied a wide array of artefacts and other archaeological evidence recovered from the site, and attended a handling session conducted by one of the experts at Bath.

While at the site of Aquae Sulis the students saw valuable evidence of a range of aspects of Roman life, including bathing routines, religious practices and superstitions, technology, and social interactions.