02 November 2009

Villa Kérylos - the Balaneion


The 'balaneion', is a private bathroom found in luxury houses in ancient Greece. This is made of Carrera tiger marble.

It was customary for ancient Greeks to relax in such rooms before their evening meal.

5 comments:

maria said...

Omigosh! I would relax here before and after all of my meals....

Beautiful marble!

Your lightning is perfect, Jilly.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The lighting and ceiling of the alcove are spectacular.

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder how I could get a bathroom like that . . . . .

Paula said...

They really knew how to live. I wonder how many people it took to keep things running smoothly, a lot I'll wager.

Virginia said...

Well if I'd reclined in that tub, I'd not be able to get up for the evening meal!
V

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