Giuseppe Gerola's Strange Cretan Bagni

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Title: Giuseppe Gerola's Strange Cretan Bagni
Authors: Kelly, Amanda
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Date: 2014
Online since: 2017-01-04T17:11:13Z
Abstract: In his seminal work I Monumenti Veneti Dell'Isola di Creta (parte IV Opere Idrauliche), Giuseppe Gerola supplied a two-page report on five structures he considered being possible bagni. La Rosa and Portale's more recent work on an Early Byzantine bath near the church of Aghios Pavlos, on the outskirts of the village of Aghios Ioannis, near Phaestos confirmed the existence of one of Gerola's bagni (which he had located  «presso la chiesa di S. Paulo a S. Giovanni Priotissa»), thereby lending credence and weight to Gerola's overall report. On the basis of these findings I decided to locate, and photograph, the remaining structures mentioned by Gerola and was granted kind permission to do so through the auspices of the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, conducting fieldwork in June 2013. While all four sites (which have not been cited by any scholar since Gerola) were recorded in the field and are presented here, the compact Early Byzantine bath at Aghios Giorgios Koulourida at Phournopharango proved to be of particular importance with standing elevations surviving in the field to a height of 2m.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Università Di Catania. Centro Di Archeologia Cretese
Journal: Creta Antica
Volume: 15
Start page: 101
End page: 126
Keywords: Public bathsCreteByzantine Empire
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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