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Tripoli - Hammam Al Nuri

 

Tripoli - Hammam Al Nuri

  The Hammam al-Nuri is said to have been built sometime around 1333 by the same unidentified Nur al-Din who built the Madrasah Nuriyyah. Unused since 1970, it has begun to deteriorate. There is no founding inscription.

 


 

 
Hammam Al Nuri

A complex entrance that leads indirectly to the hammam both to provide privacy and to avoid drafts; a cruciform changing room with raised mastabahs and an octagonal fountain, a cold area, a warm area, and a hot complex. The Hammam al-Nuri is dominated by two areas, the changing room and the hot room; the cold and warm rooms simply link the other two.

The mashlah, or changing room, is gigantic compared with the others; it covers almost half the space occupied by the bath, with iwans as deep as rooms and central dome raised by a vertical cupola whose skylight constitutes a dome by itself.

All that can be said for certain is that the hammam as it now stands "with its large mashlah with an octagonal fountain and a large hot room with numerous maqsurahs" was already standing in 1700 when al-Nabulsi visited Tripoli and went to the Hammam al-Nuri for a bath. How long it has been functioning before that is not known.

 

 

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