I love poking about in ruins and museums and places that have been built centuries ago so when I was in England one of the places on my "must-see" list was the wonderful city of Bath. Bath is one of those fascinating places listed by the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.
|Fragment of Helios|
Archaelogists believe that Celts were the ones who first settled in the area, drawn by its hot, mineral springs which are believed to have healing powers. Never slow on the uptake when it came to settling in the best bits, the conquering Romans established the area as a spa town after driving out the Celts. They built the complex known as Aquae Sulis, believed to have been dedicated to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom. Minerva's bronze gilt head below was discovered in the 1700s and is displayed at the Roman Baths Museum, as is the fragment above.
|The Goddess, Minerva|
Me, at the pool.