They remind me of the time when I was 7 years old and my parents went on a trip for a month. They figured that spending a cool summer month in the old brick house in Mashad would be a nice change for us. She thought that it would be a good way to keep me busy during the morning. And also, she thought that at that age, I was old enough to take care of myself and yet young enough not to cause any trouble with the women at the bath! In the morning she packed some Koofteh, Torshi and bread for lunch and we headed out to the bathhouse.
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The layout of rural bath structures. General Pre-Islamic Iran. Bathhouses existed prior to the Islamic period in the Iranian cultural area. Other sources also confirm the existence of baths in pre-Islamic Iran. For example, King Vologeses incurred the wrath of the Zoroastrian priests by building public baths, for in this way people would pollute the holy element, water. Islamic Iran, medieval period.
Public bathhouses are an ancient tradition in Iran that in many areas still form part of people's daily lives. Here we explore some of the most beautiful bathhouses in Iran. But what is your guess about the place of being cleaned in Persia? The place is named bathhouse or Hammam with ancient tradition and existed prior to Islamic era. The evolutionary construction of bathhouses has changed them to picturesque sights in some different cities of Iran.
They had a social concept for people who gathered at these places weekly. It was a place where people talked with each other about their daily life, and shared humors and news. There are still bathhouses in Iranian cities but they do not have their social function anymore since most people have bathrooms in their homes due to modern lifestyle. Persian literature is full of proverbs, narrations and folk stories about bathhouses, which indicate the importance of the place in past time. Bathhouses were also known as a gathering place for women, to meet with each other and chat for long hours.