2,200-year-old Greek bathhouse discovered in Egypt


A 2,200-year-old Greek bathhouse dating to the second half of the third century B.C. have been discovered reportedly discovered in Egypt.

According to Live Science magazine, the giant bathhouse which has two tholoi (circular structures) with 14 bathtubs, was discovered at Berenike a town in Egypt by the Red Sea.

It has been suggested that each of the bathrooms would have had cold or lukewarm water, as well as a separate room for hot baths. The water entered the building from two large water reservoirs fed by a single well. It's possible that a gymnasium may have been built to the west of it, Marek Woźniak (opens in new tab), an assistant professor at the Polish Academy of Science's Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, told Live Science.

Marek Woźniak is in charge of researching remains from Berenike that date to ancient Egypt's Hellenistic period (circa 323 B.C. to 30 B.C.), the time between the death of Alexander the Great and the death of Cleopatra VII. During this time, Greek culture, including architectural styles, flourished in the Middle East, writes