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Rome – the Baths of Diocletian & the National Roman Museum

Rome – the Baths of Diocletian & the National Roman Museum

The Diocletian baths sits on one of Rome’s seven hills – Viminal the smallest of the hills. The baths were commissioned by Maximian in 298 in honor of his co-emperor Diocletian. The water for the baths came from an aqueduct, Aqua Marcia which had supplied water to Rome since the early parts of the second century. The Diocletian baths were the grandest and most impressive of Rome’s baths. In 1561 Pope Pius IV ordered a basilica built into the ruins of the…

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