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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

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The Bath

The Bath

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(p.299) Chapter 16 The Bath
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
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Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0016

There were sixty to seventy public baths (or hammams) in Cairo, some for men or women only and some with different times for men and women. As well as hygiene and washing, for women, a trip to the baths was an opportunity for socializing, sometimes with music and refreshments. This chapter describes the architecture and design of a bath and includes plans of the layout. It explains in detail the interior of the baths and what different rooms and chambers were used for. It also points out that, although not expensive, there were those who would not be able to afford it and would bath in the Nile instead, while the rich also had baths at home.

Keywords:   Bath, Hammam, Design, Architecture, Socializing, Hygiene

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