Piscina / Nymphaeum next to Villa Račić

1st century

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plot 35 cadastral plot the 37 of the cadastre municipality Cavtat
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In 1878 Sir Arthur Evans, following the route of the still visible ancient aqueduct Vodovađa - Cavtat, dug a semicircular pool (piscina) which probably flowed to the final watercourse situated next the Villa Račić. Terminologically, he stated that it was most likely a nymphaeum, but this was never confirmed. Water entered the room through a semicircular niche. The semicircular pool has a cement floor and is surrounded by a staircase where bathers could stand. The depth of the pool was 110 cm. Everything was lined with marble slabs, but they were removed over time. Today, only traces of a semicircular pool are visible from the excavation, while most were devastated by subsequent constructions, such as the added fence wall of Villa Račić.


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