Roman baths found in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian resort town of Sozopol, on the Black Sea, has long attracted visitors wanting to relax. Now the discovery of a large stone thermae building shows that the attraction may stretch back to Roman times. (photo)

The 18-meter-long structure features "an intricate water supply systems as well as numerous pools of various sizes." Sozopol Archaeology Museum director Dimitar Nedev, who led the archaeological team, said, "Except for Roman baths in Hissarya and Varna, this is the best-preserved Roman bath in Bulgarian lands."