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Aksu in Aksu (district), Antalya Province, Turkey
 

Southern Baths

Güney Hamami

 

—Süd-Therme —

 
Southern Baths Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2015
1. Southern Baths Marker
Turkish, top; English, center; German, bottom. German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
Inscription. English:
The complex, one of the best preserved buildings in Perge, is noteworthy because of its size and monumentality when compared with its counterparts in Pamphylia. Rooms that served different functions like the dressing room (apodyterium), cold bath (frigidarium), warm bath (tepidarium), hot bath (caldarium), and exercise area (palaestra) were lined side by side and offered maximum utility to the bathers who had the chance to pass from one room to another of their choice. The heating system (hypocaust) can be seen beneath the pavement of some rooms today. The south baths in Perge also included rooms for intellectual activities, thus preserving the traditions of the Greek gymnasia. One of these is the hall dubbed today as the Klaudius Peison / Clauılius Piso Gallery on account of the dedicatory inscriptions incised in bases of the numerous statues found inside. This gallery and the rest of the rooms in the south baths have yielded a large collection of sculptural finds that are now displayed in Antalya Museum.

The south baths has several phases of construction and alteration through a period extending from A.D.. first century to the fifth.

Turkish:
Kentin en iyi korunmuş yapılarından biri olan Güney Hamam, Pamphylia Bölgesi'ndeki benzerleriyle karşılaştırıldığından
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2015
2. Southern Baths Marker
büyüklüğü ve anıtsallığıyla dikkat çeker. Soyunma (apodyterlum), soğuk banyo (frigidarium), ılık banyo (tepidarium), sıcak bany (caldarium), beden hareketleri (palaestra) gibi farklı işlevlere ayrılmış mekanlar yan yana sıralanmış ve hamama gelen kişinin bir mekandan diğerine geçerek hamam kompleksinden yararlanması sağlanmıştır. Baz; mekanların tabanının altındaki ısıtma sistemi (hypocaust) günümüzde görülebilir. Güney Hamam, ayrıca, Yunan gymnasion geleneğini fikri eğitime ayrılmış mekanlara yer vererek sürdürmüştür Bunlardan biri, içerdiği heykeller üzerindeki ithal yazıtları dolayısıyla, günümüzde Klaudios Peison / Claudius Piso Galerisi adıyla anılan mekandır. Söz konusu galerinin yanı sıra, hamamda birçok heykel açığa çıkarılmıştır. Heykeltıraşlık buluntuları Antalya Müzesi'nde sergilenmektedir.

Perge Güney Hamamı, M.S. 1. yüzyıldan 5. yüzyıla kadar uzanan farklı evrelere ait inşaat, değişiklik ve ekleme faaliyetlerini yansıtmaktadır.
 
Location. 36° 57.682′ N, 30° 
Southern Baths, frigidarium image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2015
3. Southern Baths, frigidarium
51.207′ E. Marker is in Aksu, Antalya Province, in Aksu (district). Marker can be reached from Perge Yolu just from Atatürk Cadde, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aksu, Antalya Province 07112, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macellum / Agora (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roman Door (about 120 meters away); Perge (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Perge (about 150 meters away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the excavated site of Perge.
 
Also see . . .  Roman Baths - Ancient History Encylopeida. Baths for bathing and relaxing were a common feature of Roman cities throughout the empire. The often huge bath complexes included a wide diversity of rooms offering different temperatures and facilities such as swimming pools and places to read, relax, and socialise. Roman baths, with their need for large open spaces, were also important drivers in the evolution of architecture offering the first dome structures in Classical architecture. (Submitted on June 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Southern Baths, tepidarium image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2015
4. Southern Baths, tepidarium
Southern Baths, caldarium image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2015
5. Southern Baths, caldarium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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