Sacred treasure found in San Casciano Roman baths

Aug 06, 2022 375

Pools bubbling with hot, therapeutic water with breath-taking scenery featuring sharp changes of altitude, terraces that merge into the greenery, fountains, colonnades and water features - thermal bath tourism is still important for San Casciano dei Bagni, a small Tuscan hamlet in the province of Siena.

Archaeologists have been working here at the ancient site for three years on a dig that had already made news with the discovery at of a large pool, votive objects, altars dedicated to the gods, a stunning bas relief with the image of a big bull and a splendid bronze putto, a masterpiece of the Hellenistic period.

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