Courtesy Yizhar Hirschfeld

Hall of Pillars: Like rooms in many other Roman baths, the Hall of Pillars had three niches set into one of its walls. In the other Roman baths, these niches held statues: Aesculapius, god of medicine, may have been in the middle and a figure of Hygieia, goddess of health, on either side. The excavators suspect that the front of a toga-draped figure found at Hammat Gader is part of an Aesculapius (see photograph).