Хаммам . Об Узбекистане

Medieval Uzbek baths

 Hammam is the most frequent type of civil engineering throughout Central Asia travel. Based on detailed many artifacts and documents study, we can say those buildings had undergone numerous changes over centuries. Some archaeological finds allow scientists claim ancient times; baths were an important part over any settlement.


Using bathtubs sample, one may easily trace dynamics either main vector off architectural technology development from different eras. Often bathhouse not constructed isolated, but like integral palace complex part featuring settlement central site. Bathtubs, which built separately, usually located business city section.


Various historical documents show whether by tenth century different fully functioning Bukhara washings appeared. Number increased significantly until nineteenth century, sixteen pieces. For instance, at those times Tashkent only boasted eleven battings.


Bath classification

Historians who conducted detailed study venerable cleansings could develop specific classification system based upon actual location place:

Bazaars usually erected within proximity towards main shopping areas. Bukhara basins likewise Gavkushon, Sarrofon, others belonged same kind. Typically, such construction type has only one floor, front entrance, locker room, washing room. Building itself was domed.

Quarterly baths: this kind appears much less common throughout Bukhara tours. These bathtubs built inside some city parts, their equipment either interior largely corresponded construction initiator income level.
This era architects always tried taking care maximum convenience people who wanted go bathhouse. That’s why they constructed at busiest intersections, near socially significant buildings.

Functional features off traditional Asian bathhouses impose certain restrictions upon their use. For example, there was certain schedule according to which women or men could visit bath. Traditionally, eastern countries cleansings have always been proximity toward various palace complexes, mosques or madrassas. Striking example is building Anush Khan, located in Khiva.

These days you can find numerous mosques have been well preserved until our time, such as Kunzhak, Bozori Kord and so on. Interior still retains many elements that distant era. Anyone may not just freshen up, but also feel like ancient nobleman.