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bath in kusadasi

bath in kusadasi The hamam combines the functionality and the structural elements of its predecessors in Anatolia, the Roman thermae and baths, with the Central Asian Turkic tradition of steam bathing, ritual cleansing and respect of water. It is also known that Arabs built versions of the Greek-Roman baths that they encountered following their conquest of Alexandria in 641. bath in kusadasiTurkish_Bath

From the 10th century, Turkish kingdoms began to proliferate in Anatolia in lands conquered from the Byzantine Greeks, leading eventually to the complete conquest of the remnants of the old empire in the 15th century. During those centuries of war, peace, alliance, trade, and competition, the two cultures — Hellenized Roman and Anatolian Turkish — had tremendous influence on each other. Moving beyond the re-use of the Greek baths in their new lands, new bath were constructed as annex buildings of mosques, the complexes of which were community center as well as houses of worship. bath in kusadasi