(1) The megalithic ruins known as latte symbolize the ancient culture of the Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands. Latte are stone pillars and capitals that supported houses in complex village systems until the late 1600s prior to massive societal change under Spanish rule. Part 2 of 2. (2) In ancient Rome, public bath houses provided diverse facilities for health by water, or Salus Per Aquam (SPA). A virtual reproduction of the baths at Maliaño, Spain, describes these great public spas that were believed to stimulate blood circulation and invigorate the body.
Produced in 2016 by Archaeological Legacy Institute
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From the Ancient Past: The Latte Stones of Guam (Rudoph Villaverde)
From Conquest to Colonization: Spain in the Marianas 1690-1740 (Micronesian Seminar, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia)
Guam History and Culture (Guam-Online.com)
History of Ancient Roman Baths (Kentucky Educational Television)