Archaeologists discovered a bath used by the Seljuk sultans in a castle on Takkeli Mountain in province of Konya, central Turkey, which once was the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk state.
The discovered bath is an original one dating to the Seljuk era. Archaeologists did not expect to uncover such structure at the site. The mountain, called Gevele in ancient documents, is also home to 5000-year-old structures, including historic walls as well as many cisterns and temple. The site served as an observation point throughout history, as its location had a significant role in the defence of the city. The castle located on the mountain during the times of the Anatolian Seljuk state was home to a small mosque, cistern, tunnels, dungeons and baths. According to archaeologists, two baths dating to Middle Ages were unearthed. The water was boiled in the furnace of the bath and there were private rooms in a narrow field here that were used for washing. There are niches in the lower part of the bath for water to circulate.
(after Hurriyet Daily News)