Hamam at the lower city of Ancient Corinth, behind the Tekke

The hamam at the lower city behind the Tekke as spotted in Goog;e earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bath is situated at the Northern part of the village of Ancient Corinth at a private property’s plot of land behind the Tekke.
The building presents a rectangular general layout scheme measuring 11,60x7,40 m. It is composed by five rooms, the entrance hall, the main tepid room, one small and one bigger warm rooms, as well as the water reservoir, which includes also the cauldron and the fireplace. The rooms are covered with lowered semicircular domes equipped with small lightning openings in homocentric circles, apart from the water reservoir, that presents a barrel vault. Pointed stone arches transfer the dome loads to the ground. 

The hamam has suffered serious damages, such as the partial collapse of the dome in the main entrance hall, as well as the adjoining small room, that according to in situ finds must have existed at the area of its northern part. 

Apart from the structural problems that are evident, the building had been for long used as a “store area” for all the small stones found in the nearby plots of land and the hamam rooms have been filled with earth, muck and small stones.

Small hammam at the lower city Ancient Sikyona (Vasiliko)

 

 

SOURCES

Κanetaki I. Εleni, Τα Δημόσια λουτρά επί Τουρκοκρατίας στην Ελλάδα, διδακτορική διατριβή, ΕΜΠ, Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών, Αthens 2003.
Κanetaki I. Εleni, Οθωμανικά Λουτρά στον Ελλαδικό χώρο, ΤΕΕ, Αthens 2004.

Eleni I. Kanetaki


lhe bath is situated at the Northern part of the village of Ancient Corinth at a private property’s plot of land behind the Tekke.The bath is situated at the Northern part of the village of Ancient Corinth at a private property’s plot of land behind the Tekke.

 

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