Healing aspects identified by archaeoacoustic techniques in Slovenia

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Paolo Debertolis*, Daniele Gullà**


*Department of Medical Sciences - University of Trieste, Italy

**SB Research Group, Bologna, Italy


Abstract - Over the years, SB research group has carried out investigations at two Romans archaeological sites with thermal baths; in Serbia in 2013 and more recently the Laško area in Slovenia. In both cases we found the positioning of the Roman baths is to be much more than a purely random act, because in both sites all the equipment used detected deep infrasounds from underground. It is conceivable that when the human body is immersed in the thermal water, it is invested integrally by certain vibrations which have an effect on the physical body generating a sense of wellbeing. It is also believed that empirical knowledge of thermal waters (originating from the Etruscans) was utilized by the soothsayers of the Roman Empire, the augurs, to locate the baths to obtain the maximum benefit from natural wellbeing properties. Using advanced devices we added weight to this hypothesis through use of archaeoacoustic methodology.

Keywords:  archaeoacoustics, infrasound, Roman baths.


Proceedings in Scientific Conference “The 4th International Virtual Conference on Advanced Scientific Results (SCIECONF-2016)", Slovakia, Žilina, June 6-10, 2016; Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 147-155.

Published by: EDIS - Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Univerzitná 1, 01026 Žilina, Slovak Republic.

ISBN: 978-80-554-1234-4 ISSN: 1339-9071 CDROM ISSN: 1339-3561

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