History of bathrooms Part 2
The beginning – Where did it start?
The history of bathrooms extends back further than you might think.
Bathrooms or bathing pools were originally built for religious ceremonies whereby people would cleanse themselves.
This dates back to 3000 B.C. Water had a strong religious element to it for cleansing the body mind and soul.
The Indus civilization, one of the earliest we know of, was technologically advanced and which was spread across Pakistan, had people that would cleanse themselves before entering a sacred area.
The baths seem to have been recorded showing that they were part of the village town life. Through out this time period one can see the steam baths in:
- Asia -Cold baths
Communal baths were built in a separate area to the living areas. People believed that doing this would stop evil spirits from getting into their living areas.
Large pools are not always associated with the same style as Roman baths. The 1700 B.C period suggest bathtubs were built back then.
The Palace of Knossos in Crete shows a bathtub from this period. It is fascinating to know the plumbing around these bathtubs is not dissimilar to today’s plumbing. The bathtubs also are very similar.
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