Meetup member Doris McCarter works every summer in Italy doing excavations in Pompeii. This is a summary of her presentation:
So you think you can bathe like a Roman? Well, let's see if you know what that means. This interactive presentation will teach you just how complex the institution of bathing was. To bathe like a Roman was no mere turn of the knob and rub down with a soapy wash cloth in your private bathroom. There were rules and rituals - a lot of them. And you needed to know them because every day you bathed with tens, if not hundreds, of people.
Using the classic baths of Pompeii and Herculeneum as our guides, this presentation will introduce you to all things Roman bathing - from the intimate physical act of bathing to the baths a big business to its sociopolitical place in Roman society. The 90 minute presentation will use diagrams, photos, and video to bring to life this Roman institution that surpassed even the Games as a galvanizing force of Roman society.
>>>>> We will be in the Education Guld room, in the wing near the indoor swimming pool. <<<<<