Study begins on ruined historical bathhouse

December 29, 2018

TEHRAN – A team of Iranian experts has commenced studying on a recently excavated historical bathhouse used to be supplied with clay water pipes in northwest Iran.

Experts estimate that the bathhouse dates from the Seljuk era (1037–1194) as pottery fragments founded beneath the structure suggest.

“This structure, which is built of brick, covers some 100 square meters of area and it is a remarkable example of early Islamic bathhouses,” CHTN quoted a provincial official as saying on Saturday.

The archaeological discovery was made recently in Germi county of Ardabil province where a team of researchers and restorers strengthened centuries-old Alajouq fortress before a nearly dam is inaugurated.

Sprawling on a high, windswept plateau, Ardabil is well-known for having lush natural beauties, hospitable people and its silk and carpet trade tradition, it is also home to the UNESCO-registered Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble.

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