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A Roman sea side swimming pool

A Roman sea side swimming pool

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MiuraSV

Not sure it is the case of this one, but in northern Spain there are similar constructions and they were seafood farms, not swimming pools.


green_pachi

These aren't swimming pools either, they were quarries and were probably already in use before the Romans, by the Etruscans.


ZaZenleaf

Where about?


Minifig_Monkey

Northern Spain.


DadOfWhiteJesus

So like down south


malmad

But north of that


jaimejuanstortas

Galicia, Asturias


civonakle

Sweet. Where's that? I love me some Roman ruins.


NoNamesStillHere

calafuria, livorno


AbberageRebbitor

I love Rome so much. One day I want to go there! It looks so pretty. I like how they used to dress and how their civilization worked. It’s just so fascinating. Sometimes I wrap a blanket around me like a toga and shove grapes up my ass just like Julius Caesar used to.


m053486

“…and shove grapes up my ass just like Julius Caesar…” If you want the full experience it really needs to be a slave shoving them up there while another fans you with a palm frond. Best chilled (the grapes, not the slaves).


Hypomanic_Poet

Why tho


Pavlovsdong89

He came, he saw, he came again


Hypomanic_Poet

That's some kinky shit.


perfect_square

I give it a V out of VII


wvikes50

a *perfect* V out of VII


TheGreatestQuestion

Vendi, Vidi, Vici


butterfliesintherain

A perfect score


TangoWithTheRango_

I’m rolling 🤣💀


colorado_chris

I liked Rome because you could look at that sundial and say “well, it’s V somewhere!” And go get drink.


HarambeKilledEpstein

Vidi, vici, veni. ("I saw, I conquered, I came")


oldsideofyoung

“I saw, I came, I conquered. Or should I say, I saw, I conquered, I came.” - Modern day philosopher Pitbull


PumpkinSpice2Nice

To ferment some special wine, I presume!


AsILayTyping

Slaves can work harder if you don't chill them.


usaflumberjack54

If you have to ask then you are designated as the grape-shover.


ohnothatoneguyisback

I watched from the trees as Julius Caesar rammed grapes up his anal cavity. I was amazed by his skill and how much he could gape himself. A shadowy figure appeared from a bush near Caesar. Caesar let out a small gasp as the figure approached him. My head and tummy told me to turn and run - so I did! The last thing I heard was a low mumble of.... "Et tu, Brute?" I still remember that summer. That was the summer of the shittiest tasting grapes Rome had ever seen..


maximusnz

The Grapes of Anuss - By Julius Borat Steinbeck


Brasticus

[Nice.](https://i.imgur.com/VWPFjQa.gifv)


metasploit4

Sir, this is a Wendys...


Wonderful_Spray_3630

Don't forget to have the grapes peeled for you first


jaybram24

Or a small child


jai_kasavin

It's better to use Upp Frond


notbad2u

You'll fit right in. The restaurants where the waiters will shove grapes up your ass are a bit pricier, but not much.


empireof3

I want to find the local restaurants that do it, not the big main ones. I don't want to look like some kind of *tourist*


notbad2u

Try the back page


RambuDev

You mean try the back packing?


saltywelder682

No, they pack it for you.


RambuDev

Yeah, with grapes


rehtulx

Are you even *really* shoving grapes up your ass if it isn’t being done by a Gallic slave?


RealRobc2582

Is that why they stabbed him?


notbad2u

That's where they stabbed him, among other places.


Glodraph

Yeah but not on the day they killed him


Laconic9x

His butthole smelled great that day.


Coeles

Julius Caesar used to shove grapes up your ass??


just4fingers

Ancient Rome smelled like shit. Movies and stories dont tell u the whole truth.


ImAOneTrackLover

Yeah, but that was probably any city back then. If you were a time traveller, it's something you would have to get used to if travelling to a pre modern plumbing society.


purplepenguin4163

Rome would probably smell better since they had a running sewage system that would drain waste away from where people lived


Darrackodrama

New York City smells like shit and I still love living here, the shit comes along with the good ya feel


plznorepotr

They had us in the first half, not gonna lie


hokeyphenokey

Be very careful and deliberate when crossing the street. Don't wait for permission from drivers. They won't give it. If you are in the street, CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH. Be predictable. You might live.


OldWhoFan

Chances are if you lived in southern or western europe, you are living in a place what was once roman.


tino04no

Liking the civilization and ruins it's fine, just be prepared to find monumets surrounded by tons of trash, that's how Rome is now.


designer_of_drugs

And beggars. So many aggressive beggars.


TheAbyssStaredIntoMe

Boy, you are edgier than a tetrahedron, I like that


Straypuft

These grapes give the full Caesar experience: https://www.melaniecooks.com/huge-red-globe-holiday-grapes/4520/


_LifeWontWait86_

My brother and I used to take Tinker Toys and shove the sticks in between our butt cheeks and run around screaming “Buzz buzz I’m a bee!” We would also take our underwear and give ourselves tremendous wedgies and run around screaming “Cherokee Indian! Cherokee Indian!”


designer_of_drugs

Us too! Man high school was full of good times.


DeanKent

If there was a reason to have kids, it's this right here.


tryingnottowork

*frozen grapes


Unit-Murky

Lol - btw Rome is dirty as f. I was shocked to find the city so dirty.


Schwight_Droot

Bravo, old chap.


behindmyscreen

I mean…their civilization functioned pretty badly from a modern perspective.


Rolandersec

I had a great trip planned to go there last April… sigh.


bumbletowne

Go to Sicily. Go to the Agrigento. And then go to the ruins of Nero's palace. They are the finest Roman ruins I have ever seen. The palace was covered in lava for 1000 years. The building is still intact along with all of the tiles and plumbing. The interior size is absolutely mind boggling.


SaintEmprime

Costiera di Calafuria, Italy


9999monkeys

everyone loves roman ruins while simultaneously complaining about the detroitan ruins


notbad2u

In 2000 years archeologists will uncover a graffiti covered wall and put in the books that Duggan sucked ass.


-_13_2334-192_-

modern ruins are cool af, but people just want to destroy them


TheTrub

Pretty sure there are some street corners that have reminded me of Pompeii.


Rhetoriker

Honestly those exist in a lot of places around the Mediterranean, they probably were quite popular. I've chilled in a few on Malta, for example


hokeyphenokey

Is it a ruin if it is functional?


civonakle

"Instead of Califuria, we wind up some place called Not-Califuria..."


Magister1995

Orgies, am I right!? I will see myself out...


Squirrel_Q_Esquire

Here: Roman Pool https://goo.gl/maps/Et1RsBiJbGPDWAwL6


Rabidsenses

Hell, also a *current day* seaside swimming pool if I came across this beauty.


Aderhold22

A little shock and viola


apollo888

Small stringed instrument?


_OP_is_A_

Yeah everyone knows it's spelled wahlah


fingerscrossedcoup

The great Halls of Wahlahha. Where Viking gods make magic happen at their finger tips.


Aderhold22

I was watching something with subtitles on and realized that viola and WahLah were the same word. Im 30


psyche_13

It's voila, not viola


bellylovinbaddie

As a viola player, thank you for the correction.


_OP_is_A_

Again. It's wahlah.


HexicDeus

Wahlah is a variant spelling. The interjection has French origins. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voil%C3%A0


SyanticRaven

Hola at ya boi


Reacher-Said-N0thing

It looks itchy


NewLeaseOnLine

It's just a rock pool. The Romans had the right idea. They're all over [Sydney](https://imgur.com/AKBgRQH.jpg). [Bondi Beach](https://imgur.com/rZ2PMQf.jpg) [Bronte Beach](https://imgur.com/LPCVEmE.jpg) [Maroubra Beach](https://imgur.com/xbHs6jn.jpg) [Fairy Bowl, Manly](https://imgur.com/8ITzkQ1.jpg) [Cronulla Beach](https://imgur.com/7Ce529i.jpg) You'll find them at the north and south ends of the beaches in the rocky outcrops.


512165381

There's a nice one at [King's Beach](https://assets.atdw-online.com.au/images/a1f75c6fa031edf64034d22eb725ea1d.jpeg?rect=0%2C93%2C3504%2C1971&w=600) on the sunshine coast, near the bathing pavilion and surf club.


Weekend833

Heck, I've even seen one on ~~Cooper~~ Copper Harbor, Michigan. There was a old convent there, iirc from what my grandfather told me when he took me there, and the nuns used it. It was carved into the rock and, believe it or not, rock solid.


34HoldOn

*Copper Harbor :)


Weekend833

@€$#£ swipe. Thank you for the call out.


DogsAreMyDawgs

Wonder how often a storm comes through and washes a few fish and maybe a shark or two into those pools


livlifelovelexical

Regularly. I grew up in Cronulla where there are 4 of those pools and it wasn’t uncommon to see or hear about after big swells. Here’s a video from a few years ago. https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/heroic-real-estate-agent-saves-the-day-by-throwing-a-shark-out-of-a-rock-pool/news-story/aac59283dc55a727eb4eb114b24add88


thenivnavs

That article is insanely wholesome. What a cool lady.


mikimoose1

Last time I was there, there was an octopus in it


pnwstep

They are all over South Africa also, so nice to swim in the ocean and not worry about being beaten by waves and eaten by sharks.


Superalpaca1234

Fun fact: these rock pools in Sydney are the last surviving remnants of the Romans outpost in what they called Australius (which is also where the word Australia comes from).


ThaiMonitorLizard

Ruled by the friendly Roman governor Gdaius Maitus?


Superalpaca1234

Unfortunately it met its demise under ruler Cuntus Maximus


dallyan

They have this in Switzerland too but with rivers and lakes instead.


The-ArtfulDodger

Most rock pools from my experience are filled with all sorts of interesting creatures...


westboundnup

Where?


curious_jorge7

It's right there, in the picture


notbad2u

In the middle


whatproblems

You should circle it to be clearer


ManiacSpiderTrash

In red, I wouldn’t be able to see it in any other color


Voldemort57

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/omxkwe/a_roman_sea_side_swimming_pool/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


SquishedPea

r/technicallythetruth


terminalxposure

...we need a red circle


RambuDev

And a banana


cpt_appropropriate

And someone to say "And my axe!"


helen269

Best I can do is my vuvuzela.


WorldAintRight

To shreds, you say?


sznadra

[Here](https://i.pixr.app/e328eee.jpg)


ThisFreaknGuy

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/omxkwe/a_roman_sea_side_swimming_pool/h5o44eq


turdnuggets7

Friggin awesome


yaoksuuure

How would they have cleaned it?


pnutbutterfuck

I just read something about how they maintained their bathhouses so maybe it’s a similar process. They had drainage systems for their bath houses so the baths were regularly drained and refilled with fresh water. Before refilling they would scrub and rinse the floor of the bath. And people weren’t allowed to immediately jump in. They first had to douse their whole bodies in oil and scrub all the dirt off their skin and scrape the dirty oil off. So they went into the bath pretty clean, just really oily.


Drama-Llama94

They would use a strigil to remove the oil and they were fairly effective so they weren't too oily


jayrhacker

Does that work the same way as the three shells?


FapOpotamusRex

Talk like that makes it sound like you don't know how to use the three seashells friend.


GrimFlood

I once read an interview with someone from that production and they refused to explain how to use the three seashells, but implies that two were held like chopsticks which just confused me more.


FapOpotamusRex

Hahahahaha, wft that is amazing.


mrrooftops

CODE VIOLATION


hornypornster

That’s a pretty cool fact, but in case it wasn’t obvious, this is a salt water pool that would be naturally cleaned by the ocean at high tide.


KenHumano

Yeah there some of these in Sydney, people use them and I don’t think anybody’s scrubbing them.


Ent3D

Does it really work to use oil to clean your body?


pnutbutterfuck

Yes! It emulsifies the dirt, grime, and natural body oils. Not as effective as soap because it doesn’t rinse off easily but it’s the next best thing.


heart_under_blade

modern day cleansing oils have emulsifiers and the well formulated products wash away super clean with water soap on the other hand uses surfactants to allow water to penetrate oily layers that would otherwise resist


rnavstar

So is the oil better for the skin?


heart_under_blade

compared to soap? and what metrics are you using to define better?


rnavstar

Yeah, compared to soap.


stamegop

ancient romans outsmart modern society yet again


rnavstar

Just want to make sure that I should or shouldn’t replace my soap with essential oils.


PinkTrench

Doesn't need to rinse, there's a wooden scraper thingy for that.


Masta-Blasta

Yes! In fact there are a lot of oil cleansers on the market. It’s not really a good deep cleaner but it strips dirt and other yuckiness off you.


Aceous

I wonder if it's better for your skin since it shouldn't strip away oils like soap does.


Lemonyclouds

for double-cleansing, first cleanse is usually an oil cleanser since this can help remove waterproof makeup or sunscreen and clear away the surface grime. usually next there would be a regular cleanser used. I don’t recommend using soap on your face. Cleanser shouldn’t make your skin feel tight or dry afterward. Derms usually say the dove beauty bar is ok since it's not really a “soap” in the conventional sense.


pvhs2008

You are right! If you wear makeup, oil is amazing at breaking it down before you wash your face. I used to use the makeup remover wipes or cotton balls soaked in remover and it always left residue while the wiping was too rough on my skin. There are a ton of different kinds of oils to use that have different properties.


prosteDeni

Not really. Fun fact, romans thought that barbarians smelled terrible, but barbarians were using actual early soap, while romans just used tons of olive oil


BiZzles14

Wasn't the early soap just fat? If so, don't think it would smell that good. Olive oil used to rinse someone down, combined with how often they had access to the baths in Rome vs. somewhere like Gaul, means the Roman's probably did smell way better


mrdunderdiver

Honestly they probably both smelled terrible.


DoingCharleyWork

I'd imagine everyone smelled bad until the invention of deodorant. Just varying levels of bad.


PumpkinSpice2Nice

Probably the barbarians didn’t clean themselves as often.


jon-la-blon27

But it is a pretty decent cleaner?


eberkain

there is no way you could drain this, so I'm thinking slaves is the right answer.


muddyalcapones

sure there is. If the principle of the location of the pool is that it fills at high tide all you'd need was a drain pipe at the bottom horizontal out to the ocean that you could unplug at low tide. Scrub down the stone to clean it and then it refills automatically. No fancy tech needed


rkmvca

The Romans were quite good at plumbing, so I'm not so sure about that. Could well be drains that we don't see.


PumpkinSpice2Nice

Yes, they were experts at plumbing and had very advanced knowledge for moving and storing water.


AdeptFirefighter

I would imagine it's tidal and only accessible at low tide.


Congenita1_Optimist

This is a seaside pool - going by the marks on the rock, it probably just refreshes when the tide is high enough. "Cleaning it" probably is what you have to do afterwards (getting any errant seaweed or whatever that washed in, out). It's essentially an artificial tide pool.


BetelNutAddiction

Saltwater.


9999monkeys

slaves


Aaronsp2006

I have a pool just like this on minecraft


Nadine4444

My thoughts exactly! Looks like my attempt to make a swimming pool on Minecraft, perfect!👌🏼 Lol


AustenStorm

That water is clearer than my sight


ikbeneenplant8

The sea level never changed much?


jflex13

When the tide is high, that’s a free clean. When the tide is low, nice and warm 🤤


CT-96

And maybe lunch if something gets caught in it.


egghevd

i had the same thought lol


championgaming3YT

Real life Minecraft pool


Arcadia_Ascending

Shit looks soul cleansing.


kay_rock808

Can one swim in it?


Orichlol

More than one from the looks of it.


jhuseby

Needs a banana for scale.


elZaphod

I’ve seen this before and wondered if the water would be dank as it’s stagnant. Maybe not since it’s salt.


therealdjbc

I’m assuming it’s a tidal pool the refreshes


green_pachi

I've been there multiple times, the pools that are farther from the sea get seldomly replenished by fresh sea water and are indeed dank


RegularPersonal

Just wait until you slip and crack your skull stepping in


Magister1995

Just gotta be hopeful that they didn't have sex in there or no one peed in there...


notbad2u

...on the first day


dimaltay

>hopeful that they didn't have sex in there hmmm I may have some assumptions about that...


TemptedIntoSin

That's really cool! I wonder how it's remained intact the past 2 millenia?


MikeC80

It looks to me like it's carved out of the solid rock, so it's going to be very strong.


yesiamathizzard

The romans were known for having the best pool boys


_______-_-__________

It's doubtful that this one is actually ancient.


onecupcoconut

Reminds me of Sutro Baths in San Francisco Edit: San Francisco, California, USA


WiseBlizzard

Ah, romans. The original minecrafters


WithinAForestDark

Romans invented everything


wallyrules75

Actually romans weren’t known for their inventions, they were better known for how they exploited inventions and technology that came before them. They were experts at seeing the true potential of others’ technology. Though their road building technology changed the known world at the time


WithinAForestDark

Didn’t they invent legal system on which our modern economies are based


wallyrules75

Yes and no. Yes part of our legal system is based off the classic Roman Republic system. But they didn’t invent the idea, they looked to Greece for a outline. Of course, they made it Roman and added to it. But judgment by ones peers(a jury) came from Greece. And remember Rome wasn’t a democracy but a Republic run by the wealthy.


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WithinAForestDark

You are right everything is based on what came before


major_sandwich

Chicken sandwich


RandomRavenclaw87

Mikvah


apikoras

That was what it first made me think of too! Probably preferable to the chlorine in mine bleaching my eyeballs too.


Ent3D

Looks pleasant.


fish_fucker12345

Nice


WorldMusicLab

Would that support those Garra rufa fish that do pedicures? Imagine how nice that would be...^and ^how ^much ^you ^could ***^charge*** ^for ^it.


Mandalika

As long as you keep them fed and aerated adequately, I think. Also, tilapia can work as foot cleaner fishes too, but those can grow pretty large.


eddyabdul

So can we still call the garbage holes in some of our houses “swimming pools?” Asking for a friend.


lotophage77

We call them "ocean baths" in Australia


jesuzombieapocalypse

“To me, my little fishies!”


FundamentalEnt

Is this Malta? I absolutely loved Malta.