Basilica Therma

Basilica Therma
Kral Kızı Hamamı (in Turkish)
Shown within Turkey
Alternate name Sarıkaya Roma Hamamı
Location Yozgat, Turkey
Coordinates 39°29′41.7″N 35°22′34.7″E / 39.494917°N 35.376306°E / 39.494917; 35.376306Coordinates: 39°29′41.7″N 35°22′34.7″E / 39.494917°N 35.376306°E / 39.494917; 35.376306
Type Public Bath
History
Founded 2nd century
Site notes
Public access Yes

Basilica Therma (Turkish: Kral Kızı Hamamı or Sarıkaya Roma Hamamı) is an ancient Roman thermal bath located in the Yozgat province of Turkey.

The bath was built in the 2nd century and used in Byzantine, Selcuk and Ottoman periods and still open to the public in modern Turkey.[1]

The large thermal pool measures 23,30 x12,80 meters and has a depth of 1.34 meters. Pool water is about 45 degrees centigrade. There is an inner pool measuring 16.00x4.00 meters with symmetrical ladders on its both sides. The third pool with thermal water boiling from the floor is positioned perpendicular to the inner pool. The pool is 15.00x5.20 meters with a semi-circular shape on its short sides. [2]

The bath is added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites Tentative List in 2018.

References

  1. "Turkey's ancient Roman bath to open for tourists soon". Hurriyet Daily News. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. "Basilica Therma". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
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