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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Roman_bathing

Bathing played a major part in ancient Roman culture and society. Bathing was one of the most ... Such was the importance of baths to Romans that a catalogue of buildings in Rome from 354 AD documented ... Roman bathhouses often contained a courtyard, or Palaestra, which was an open-air garden used for exercise.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaestra

The palaestra was the ancient Greek wrestling school. The events that did not require a lot of ... to, a bath. When the Arabs and the Turkish adopted the tradition of the Roman baths, they did not continue the tradition of the attached palaestra.

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/palaestra.html

Palaestra Before stepping into a series of baths, you and other ... It was done, instead, to maintain health, as was recommended by the Roman medical ...

www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient-rome/roman-baths

Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life in Ancient Rome. ... A large complex would also contain an exercise area (the palaestra), a swimming pool and a ...

www.smie.co/html/ankara/roman_bath/roman_bath.shtml

The Roman Bath. In Ankara, very close to the city's old center, the Ulus Square, there is a bath built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Caracalla (211 - 217  ...

www.crystalinks.com/romebaths.html

The layout of Roman baths contained other architectural features of note. ... Roman bathhouses often contained a courtyard, or Palaestra, which was an open-air ...

www.pureinsideout.com/roman-bath.html

The Roman bath is the father of our modern day, spa and social club. ... An interesting aspect of the Roman Bath was the exercise area or Palaestra (as the gym ...

rubens.anu.edu.au/turkey/turkeybook/civic4.html

In this sense, then, the use of the gymnasium and palaestra (and, indeed, the ... By the Roman period, gymnasia and baths were as magnificent as palaces, ...

www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/baths.html

A modern scholar, Fikret Yegül, sums up the significance of Roman baths in the ... The large central courtyard was the exercise ground (palaestra); it was ...