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floor of the baths at the Casale  
   

floor of the baths at the Casale

The raised part was the actual floor. Below that hot water would flow to keep the floors heated. They heated the water with big fires just outside the building.
Temples and mosaics and lost

September 19th 2012
Geo: 37.0851, 15.273 We left Trapani on Monday morning and headed for Agrigento. Saw lots of farms along the way as we were inland. We found our hotel pretty easily, as some people said it was hard to find. Bonney, the GPS, took us straight to it. We checked in and then headed out to view the Greek temples and the museum that are in the area. We went to the valley of the temples and wal ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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