Finally, it's time for the men to take a bath. The floor is so hot they must wear sandals, just as the Romans did in their baths. The water has been heated to about 100°F, and the air temperature in the hottest room rises even higher.

Says Roman bath expert Fikret Yegül of the creation that he and other NOVA builders will leave behind: "This is the only scientific experiment that I know in the world that has recreated a model Roman bath truthfully, using ancient materials and ancient methods, as much as we could. I would dearly love this monument to be preserved and to be known in the scientific and humanistic world."


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