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  • Timisoara – An ancient Ottoman capital surfaces

    on May 13, 15 • in Archaeology, History, News, Ottoman period, Romania, Tourism • with Comments Off on Timisoara – An ancient Ottoman capital surfaces

    Little did I know that one my favourite piazzas in Romania was hiding a secret beneath its modern European facade. I’d heard rumours that Piata Libertati (Liberty Square) in the city of Timisoara was the site of a magnificent Turkish bath during the Ottoman era (1552-1716). But I’d never seen any sign of that world other than a small plaque with Arabic writing on the wall of a nearby building. Then in September 2014 I returned to the city on Romania’s western frontier and discovered something exciting: archaeologists had unearthed the 400-year-old bathhouse known as the

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