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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ieze in the Apodyterium. ground. In the centre of the end of the room is a verysmall opening or recess (c), once covered with a piece ofglass: in this recess, as is plain from its smokiness, a lamphas been placed. In the archivolt, or vaulted roof, imme-diately over the recess is a window marked e in the trans- DESCBIPTION OF BATHS. 161 verse section, two feet eight inches high and three feet ei

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ieze in the Apodyterium. ground. In the centre of the end of the room is a verysmall opening or recess (c), once covered with a piece ofglass: in this recess, as is plain from its smokiness, a lamphas been placed. In the archivolt, or vaulted roof, imme-diately over the recess is a window marked e in the trans- DESCBIPTION OF BATHS. 161 verse section, two feet eight inches high and three feet ei Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ieze in the Apodyterium. ground. In the centre of the end of the room is a verysmall opening or recess (c), once covered with a piece ofglass: in this recess, as is plain from its smokiness, a lamphas been placed. In the archivolt, or vaulted roof, imme-diately over the recess is a window marked e in the trans- DESCBIPTION OF BATHS. 161 verse section, two feet eight inches high and three feet eightinches broad, closed by a single large pane of cast glass, two-fifths of an inch thick, fixed into the wall, and ground on oneside, to prevent persons on the roof from looking into thebath: of this glass many fragments were found in the ruins.This is an evident proof that glass windows were in useamong the ancients. Underneath the window a large maskis moulded in stucco, with curling hair and a most venerableflowing beard. Water is sculptured flowing from the locks ofhair, and on each side two Tritons, with vases on their shoul-ders, are fighting; there are also dolphins, which encircle with. Transverse section of the Apodyterium, their tails the figures of children struggling to disengagethemselves. All these are ornaments appropriate to baths,and of a whimsical invention to symbolize water and bathing.The floor is paved with white marble worked in mosaic, andthe ceiling appears to have been divided into white panelswithin red borders. It has six doors : one leads to the prse-furnium, marked h in the plan ; another into the small room,perhaps destined for a wardrobe; the third, by a narrowpassage {a) to the Street of the Baths; the fourth to the tepi-darium (d); the fifth to the frigidarium (c); and the sixthalong the corridor (2) to the vestibule or portico of the bath.The frigidarium (c), or cold bath, is a round chamber,incrusted with yellow stucco, with indications here

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