Royal baths of Pliska unearthed in Bulgaria

In the 9th century, Pliska was the capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom and heavily influenced by Mediterranean culture. This influence can be seen in the recently discovered royal baths, believed to be the oldest in the country. (photo)

The dome-shaped structure includes three rooms: a dressing room, a warm water room and a final room, adjacent to the furnace, for hot water. The bath was found among the remains of aristocratic mansions.