Roman baths, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.09
Excavation of the Roman baths, Leof. Andrea Siggrou, Athens, Greece, 2017.10.09.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"The archaeological site of the Roman Baths is located inside the National Gardens and along Amalias Avenue, in the centre of Athens. The baths were built at the end of the third century AD, but the area was first inhabited in prehistory and was used as a burial ground from the Geometric period. Ancient written sources and recent excavations demonstrate that, although located outside the city walls (before these were extended under Hadrian), this idyllic site with its plentiful running waters and dense vegetation was an important place of worship for many deities. After the completion of the temple of Olympian Zeus and the construction of Hadrian's Gate, during the city's expansion under Hadrian, the area became part of the inner city, and a number of new sanctuaries, private and public buildings, and baths were constructed. The Roman Baths were built after the Heruli incursion of the late third — early fourth century, and were repaired and expanded in the fifth and sixth centuries."

— Olga Zachariadou, Ministry of Culture and Sports