Masada (Israel): Hypocaust Heating System in Bathhouse

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5/22/2016
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Judea , Israel , Dead Sea , Jewish-Roman War , First Jewish Revolt , Siege , Herod the Great , Fortress , Mesa , Hypocaust , Caldarium , Bathhouse , Bath , Pilae
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The caldarium (or hot bath) in Roman bathhouses was heated by raising the floor on short pillars (pillae) and circulating hot air heated by a furance though the hollow spaces. This photo shows a very good cross-setion of the hypocaust system within the bathhouse at Masada.
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