The King's BathI thought that I would ease myself into the world of blogging by using my first post to share an interesting photograph recently taken (by my colleague Lee) at the Roman Baths, Bath.

We are fortunate to be working at this historically significant location in the heart of a world heritage site. A recent visit happened to coincide with maintenance work to the King’s Bath, the site of the ancient Sacred Spring. It is at this location that the mineral rich water, at a temperature of 46°C, rises to the surface at a rate of 1,170,000 litres a day.

This photograph shows the King’s Bath being drained to enable the removal of sediment build up and permit cleaning. A couple of features to note: in the foreground, two Roman statue bases, designed to support figures whilst being concealed just below water level; in the background, the extension of the Roman reservoir below the southern part of the Pump Room, which is supported on pile foundations.



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