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Imperial baths: photos, description (Kaiserthermen)

The Imperial baths in Trier — the monumental remains of the once huge baths of late antique view — a magnificent Testament to the greatness of "Rome of the North" (the so-called Trier in those days). The structure is partially preserved walls with a height of 19 metres is one of the largest buildings of such appointment. In 1986 trickie Imperial baths is recognized as a monument of culture and is considered a world heritage under UNESCO protection.

The construction of the Imperial Thermae started in the Eastern part of Trier in the 3rd century and ended during the reign of Constantine. They never applied and was later rebuilt in the forum. Unused baths gradually was destroyed, rebuilt inside to meet the needs of changing owners. After the decline of the era of Roman rule, they were used as barracks for the cavalry. Later, the high walls of the Imperial Thermae served as a protection to the Frankish castle of the Duke, and in the early 12th century, became part of the city fortification wall, Bastion.

Only in the early 20th century began extensive archaeological excavations on the territory of the electorate of Trier (Imperial Thermae. But the most extensive research, restoration and reconstruction was carried out after the Second World war under the leadership of a researcher of ancient architecture Arnold Chira. Currently on the territory of the Imperial Thermae in Trier is located the archaeological Park of exhibitions under the open sky.