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the Medieval Bathhouse Project

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Welcome to my newest display... a medieval bath. My fondest hope with this display is that members of the public will come to learn that medieval people did, in fact, bath. Soaps were known. Food and drink might be taken in the tub while a musician provided entertainment.

Many people have the Hollywood ideal that people in the middle ages were dirty, smelly and had poor hygiene. It just isn't true. My aim here is to provide the trappings of a bath house. Herbs for bathing, soaps, a tub and board with food and drinks, a striped linen towel.

 

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