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AMELIE-LES-BAINS Canton of Arles-sur-Tech, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.

Gallo-Roman bath complex in the locality formerly known as Arles in the middle valley of the Tech or Vallespir. Among the architectural remains visible in the modern establishment is a vast barrel-vaulted room containing a swimming pool. Its side walls contain semicircular and square niches. Other remains include a small swimming pool surrounded by small chambers (some with the original vaulting), various antique sub-structures, wells, and drains. In 1845 a votive deposit was found at the mouth of the thermal spring. It contained coins and lead plaques bearing the names of local water divinities.


E. Espérandieu, Répertoire archéologique des Pyrénées-Orientales (1936) 13-19; P. Ponsich, Etudes Roussillonnaises 2 (1952) 215-25, 227-32; 4 (1954-55) 83-99.


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