See the Baths of Diocletian as never seen before, in 3D!
Now you can see The Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano) as you have never seen them before. Thanks to the 3D technology, visitors can immerse themselves in the extraordinary remains of the great imperial era see it as it appeared to the Romans of the fourth century AD. Visitors can compare what they see around them and the reconstruction in the 3D viewer, allowing him to make a journey through time between past and present.
The Baths of Diocletian were public baths in ancient Rome, named after emperor Diocletian. Built from 298 to 306 AD, at its largest it spanned nearly 32 acres and could accompany as many as 3,000 bathers. Bathing was a social event and ritual significant to Roman society. Rooms ranged from cold to warm to hot water, with saunas, swimming pools, and spas. Baths were not just a form of relaxation for ancient Romans, but a social and even political act where business often took place.
Though most of the structures were destroyed by Goths in 537 AD some of the ruins remain. During the construction, thousands of Christian slaves died. In 1561, Pope Pius IV ordered Michelangelo to build the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli on the remains of the baths to honor all the Christian slaves who died.