Frigidarium from Bourgas

From the Sofia Globe: Archaeological digs carried out this summer on the site of the Roman-era public baths in the Bulgarian city of Bourgas have found the first frigidarium – a cold-water pool – that was part of the the Aqua Calidae baths. The digs are part of a conservation and restoration project by the … Continue reading Frigidarium from Bourgas

Further Thoughts on that Bulgarian Site Near Bourgas

It’s amazing how finally finishing report cards allows the rogueclassicist side of my brain to start working again. As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I realized that the  ‘last page’ as it were, of our pre-wordpress version of this venture actually makes a reference to Bourgas. Specifically, an item entitled Remains of … Continue reading Further Thoughts on that Bulgarian Site Near Bourgas

Remains of Ancient Bourgas From Bulgaria

The city of Bourgas has a coat of arms which depicts a fortress, to wit: … and according to the headline, that fortress has been found. Whatever the case, the Wikipedia article whence that image came clarifies things at bit, noting this was the ancient Pyrgos, which became the Roman colony of Dueltum. When one … Continue reading Remains of Ancient Bourgas From Bulgaria

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 8, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad In the News Discovery of pottery workshop remains from Greco-Roman era in Egypt’s Al-Beheira Governorate – EgyptToday Photos: Remains of a Greco-Roman pottery workshop uncovered in Egypt – Egypt Independent University of Sheffield urged to reconsider … Continue reading #Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 8, 2021