Roman Baths and Open Air Museum (Ankara)

The Roman Baths and Open Air Museum are located in the Ulus district of Ankara. It covers approximately 65.000 m2 and consists of the Columned Road, the Palaestra (in ancient Greece and Rome, a wrestling school or gymnasium), tomb steles, and dozens of stone artifacts on display. The bath dates to the reign of Roman Emperor Caracalla in the third century AD. It was dedicated to Asclepius, the first doctor-demigod in Greek mythology. The archeological digs have revealed that the bath was actually situated on a tumulus, and Roman and Frig era traces have been detected in order in the bath.