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When did people start using bathtubs?

When did people start using bathtubs?
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When Did People Start Using Bathtubs? At one time, there were more homes with radios in the United States than with bathtubs.

At one time, there were more homes with radios in the United States than with bathtubs. But, right in the heart of Rome, taking up about a square mile, there were the baths of cara calla that were probably the most luxurious baths man has ever known. There were swimming pools, warm baths, steam baths, and hot-air baths; even libraries, restaurants, and theaters to amuse the people who came to take the baths. The wealthy classes of Rome took their baths in costly tubs or pools, and they didn’t bathe in just plain water. They filled the tubs with the finest wines, perfumes and even milk.

Long before the Romans, swimming in rivers was always the commonest way to take a bath. But the people of ancient Crete had already advanced to the point where they had baths with running water.

In ancient times the Jews took ceremonial baths on special occasions. By the third century BC, almost every large Greek city had at least one public bath. By this time, too, the wealthy classes had private baths and pools in their homes. During the Dark Ages people weren’t much concerned about keeping clean. When the Crusaders invaded Palestine, they were surprised to find that it was part of Mohammedan religion to bathe at certain times of the day before praying.

It wasn’t until about 100 years ago that people in Europe began to understand the importance of bathing regularly.

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