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Hammam is a Turkish steam bath and also a public bath.[1] This is common in the Middle East. Hammam is not used just to be clean. Hammam is also about spiritual purity or ablution.

History[change | change source]

Bathhouses were found throughout the Mediterranean world. They were used to the mid-6th century in the early Byzantine Empire.[2]

In Europe hammam was also popular, especially in Victorian era.

References[change | change source]

  1. Suemedha Sood (November 29, 2012). "The origins of bathhouse culture around the world". BBC Travel. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  2. Zytka, Michal (2019-03-28). A Cultural History of Bathing in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-13409-5.