Baths of Caracalla

Baths of Caracalla

Date ca. 211-16 CE

Movement Roman

Located at Rome, Italy

 

As the empire and its government grew tumultuous, its rulers increasingly sought to win favor with the citizens by dedicating extraordinary facilities for public use. As with architecture at this time, concrete would have been employed to allow for massive, open structures, decorated extensively with superimposed marble and other precious stone.