CULTURE


Chukhur hamam in Guba

Chukhur hamam in Guba

Baku, April 1, AZERTAC

This ancient bathhouse is located in the city of Guba, in the north of Azerbaijan. The building of the hamam, built in the 18th century from red brick, is crowned by a large dome, which allowed to maintain the desired temperature and humidity in the room. This quadrangular structure is also called Sukhur (Chukhur) hamam, i.e. Bath, built of special rocks. There are six rooms in the building, six windows and two doors. Water was supplied from the well under the bath or from the city water supply.

At one time in this bath rest French writer Alexandre Dumas, who visited Guba during his travels to Azerbaijan. And 150 years later, his great-grandson also visited these places.

During the genocide, committed in 1918 by Armenians in Guba, people were also smothered in Chukhur hamam by steam. Then they were thrown into dug pits. Now in Guba on the site of the mass grave there is a memorial where the finds are on display.

Until 1985, the bathhouse of Chukhur hamam was used for its intended purpose and was the main resting place for the Guba people. Now this pearl of the eastern architecture is restored and guarded as a historical monument.

 

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