Found : Roman Swimming pool

During an excavation Israelian archaeologists have found a swiming pool where a legion of Roman soliders would have bathed after ransaking Jerusalem and expelling the Jews.

The swimming pool have a number of plastered bathtubs and a pipe that where used to fill it whit water, it was a part of a larger complex whit bathhouses and more swimming pools.

Hundreds of terra cotta roof tiles, found on a white industrial mosaic floor, Shows that the pool had a roof.
The tiles had marks suchs as “LEG X FR” for thenth legion “Fretensis” and more suprisingly a paw print from a dog that most likley belonged to a soldier.

Right now, no one knows where the print could come from, it could have com accidentally or have been intended as a joke says Ofer Sion who is the excavation director.


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