The Varius Baths was one of the most important places in the social life of Ancient Ephesus.
It was here that the most distinguished families of the city would come. Usually in the afternoons to get cleaned.
Often they would bring their servants who would massage and perfume them. When they were finished cleaning up, the bathers would sit and relax for hours talking about current events in the Tepidarium, or warm room.
The Baths had 2 known entrances. One off of Bath's street which runs from the Curetes street up to the top of the Grand Theater of Ephesus.
The other entrance is to the right of the Temple of Hadrian.
Below the Baths Western Wall there was a Passage Way which was covered with an arched tile roof where they embedded the earthenware pipes so they could transfer the grey water to the Public Latrines to be used for the constantly running flush system.
The floors were heated from underneath by circulating hot air.
A common method of heating in Roman times.
The seated statues found in the east corner is that of Skolastika, who paid for the renovation of the building around AD. 400.