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2000 years ago, Alicante’s residents were living in the lap of luxury

Excavation site of the ancient Roman spa, Vila Joyosa, Spain

For today’s professionals, it is not uncommon to partake in the benefits of a nearby spa. Sometimes it is difficult to believe that thousands of years ago, the Romans indulged in the exact same luxury.
In 2006, the remnants of a Roman bath were found in the area formerly known as Alion. Originally, it formed part of the fourth largest city in the area, and has become a labour of love for Diego Ruiz, an archaeologist living in La Vila Joiosa, Alicante, who has spent the last four years excavating its ancient form. Continue reading


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