Saturday, January 9, 2010

Roman Metz

Roman Metz, Divodurum Mediomatricorum, even though it must have been on the northern fringe of the empire, had a lot of amenities and culture. The buildings that now house the Museums of Metz turned out to have been built right over an elaborate set of Roman baths. Visitors to the museum, as they tour the exhibits, wander through large, exposed sections of the baths.

While much of the baths' stonework is rough, the museum displays many finer objects, including tiled floors such as this example.

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