3rd century bathhouses prove Roman social advancement in Syria

The discovery of several luxurious Roman bathhouses in Bosra, Syria demonstrates that the area was an important part of Roman social life in the area, according to Director of Bosra Antiquities Department Wafaa al-Audi.

The bathhouses were constructed of basalt, covered with marble slabs and decorated with paintings, and they had glass basins. They were covered up in the 12th and 13th centuries by a series of shops.