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>Romans woz here – #463

>So you think you’re all modern and 21st Century with your underfloor or ducted heating…

Yeah right.

The Romans beat you to it by about 2 millennia, mate.

This is the remains of the Roman Baths in Mainz, located in the park between the Maison de France and the Proviantamt – it’s been waymarked by some industrious person – and gives a good idea of how a hypocaust works.

Central furnace, raised floors, heat is transmitted through the channels and warms the floor to a cosy 25ºC.

Impressive stuff

This entry was published on 28 June, 2008 at 13:00. It’s filed under Mainz and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “>Romans woz here – #463

  1. >I agree, the Romans were truly amazing. Every time I read history books of their period, I always learn something new to wow me.

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