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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 513 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALBULAE AQUAE, a group of springs, 4 M. W. of Tibur, the water of which is bluish, strongly impregnated with sulphur and carbonate of lime, and rises at a temperature of about 750 F. Remains of a Roman thermal establishment exist near the principal spring, the so-called Lago della Regina (which is continually diminishing in size owing to the deposit left by the water), and dedicatory inscriptions in honour of the waters have been found. The baths are still frequented by the Romans, though the modern establishment is about 1 m. S. on the high road. See T. Ashby in Papers of the British School at Rome, iii. 117.
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ALBUM (Lat. albus, white)

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