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When was it built?

Second century AD (third quarter)

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Who was it built by?

M. Maximus

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Where about was it?

South-east of forum

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Significance of it?

Largest baths in Ostia

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What was the total area?

c.3200 square meters

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Where were the cold rooms?

Northern rectangular part of building

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What did the cold rooms have?

Cross vaults

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Where were the warm rooms?

South

9

A compromise of the southern warm rooms?

Built in a way that they received maximum sunlight in the afternoon

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Where did the sunlight come from?

The west; huge windows; must have had glass in to maintain correct temperature

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There was 1 room dedicated to '_______'

Sunbathing

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What did the sunbathing room have?

A open window

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What were the walls originally decorated with?

Marble with plaster above

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What were floors decorated with?

Black and white mosaics with geometrical motifs

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What happened at the end of fourth century to the walls and floors?

Decorated with (often re-used) marble

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What was found in the forum?

Statues (unknown if they belong to the building)

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2 significant statues found?

Deitites of health