Fayoum and even Upper Egypt confirm the fast spread of the new culture from Greece to Alexandria and later from Alexandria to all over Egypt. The presence of early Hellenistic baths in a site or a region is an evidence of the early transformation into the Hellenistic culture, certainly through Alexandria. The spread of the same shape in all over Egypt during the Hellenistic and early Roman period explain the popularity of this public bath system. On contrast, this style starts to disappear and become replaced by the Roman style bath following the eastern Mediterranean model by the beginning of the 4th century A.D. to the 8th century AD.
Fig. 127. Taposiris Magna tholso bath: Reconstruction by Thibaud Fournet