Ancient Rome: Luxury sunken city where Julius Caesar spent summers was built with imported marble – |

The very best of ancient Rome’s marble came from Turkey, Greece and other parts of Italy itself, say researchers from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. Underwater excavation showed that the city of Baia – where Roman emperors would spend their summers – only used the highest quality marble available, indicating its importance across the empire.

This submerged city once housed villas owned by famous emperors including Julius Caesar, Augustus and Nero between the 1st Century BC and 3rd Century AD, and was used as a summer haven. It was known for its large swimming pools, Roman baths, and its deep underground channels that made entire rooms act as saunas.

Source: Ancient Rome: Luxury sunken city where Julius Caesar spent summers was built with imported marble – |

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