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We find interesting line of the bath at many well-known writers.

Hey, you figure! - cried the fat, Lord, seeing in the fog tall and skinny man with a beard and with a large copper cross on his chest. - couple!

I, your honor, not , and the Barber. It's not my business a couple of . Would you jars place?

So begins the story And. P. Chekhov In the bath, first published in 1885, in the magazine Fragments. Later the writer had put the story in the collection of works. In this is the character of Nicodemus . And ascends in the steam room at the top shelf: Nicodemus was a goal, like every naked man, but at the top of his bald head was a cap.

A curious detail. Today's lovers of steam, as it is known, wearing a ski cap or old felt hat. And this is, so to say, a scientific rationale: to avoid a rush of blood to the head.

 

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As old as the world

When the steam saunas? It is hardly possible to name the exact date. But the fact that the bath is as old as the world, no doubt. It is known from time immemorial, from the ancient Egyptians and the Chaldeans, the Phoenicians and the Aztecs, Chinese and Indians, Vikings, and Slavs.

In 123 kilometers from the capital of Libya Tripoli are the famous ruins of the ancient Phoenician city of Leptis Magna. Twenty centuries ago here was a high civilization. By the way, dug here in 1693, the French 600 marble columns went to the construction of the Palace of Versailles and the Church of Saint-Germain des Pres in Paris. Among the ruins of Leptis Magna attract the attention of thalassotherapy center, public toilets made of marble and comfortable bath. Original method of heating the ancient baths. Hollowed out in the rock a huge hole, which was filled with water. Immediately a huge brazier was heated to a white heat of stone. Then block encountered in the pit. The water instantly warmed and on the tubes going in the various departments of the bath.

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