Ancient Roman bath complex discovered beneath sand dunes in Spain
Extraordinary well-preserved Roman baths dating back 2,000 years have emerged from the sand dunes of southwest Spain’s famous Trafalgar Cape.
The four-meter tall structure surprised archaeologists at the University of Cádiz as well as locals, who for years have walked across the dunes oblivious to the relic of history lurking below the sand.
“It is a structure that has an exceptional state of conservation for the Iberian Peninsula and the western Mediterranean in general,” Darío Bernal, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cádiz, tells EFE.
Roman discoveries in Spain more often comprise much shorter remnants of building foundations, but the baths unearthed at the beach near Cádiz retain entire walls, windows and doors.