The great Roman baths here were used from about 80-400AD, but they gradually fell into disuse and were covered up by subsequent building on this site. Then in 1775, the baths and temple complex were discovered by accident, and they have been restored to their former glory. This is without a doubt the best Roman site in England, and well worth seeing. A museum houses finds from the excavations, including a giant stone Medusa's head, and a wonderful bronze head of Minerva.
Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath, Somerset, England, BA1 1LZ
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Heritage Highlight: The sculpted head of Medusa is a Roman gem, but the real treasure is simply the extent of original Roman work on one site
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