What is this type of bath called, and is it still available in modern times?

Bath

James H asks:

I recently went to one of these European palace deals and they showed us the bath. This bath, instead of rising up from the floor, was instead like a large square pit about 3-5 feet deep, I’d say. Anyhow, I thought it was pretty neat and was wondering if people still did that at all.

Best answer:

Answer by dingding
I tried to look up Grecian bath, but couldn’t find anything. I think the closest modern thing would be called a sunken bath, or an in-ground bath. I think they’re cool, too.

3 thoughts on “What is this type of bath called, and is it still available in modern times?

  1. Is called a sunken bath. The plumbing in your slab, underground must be deep enough to allow the tub to drain properly. Acrylic units can then be dropped in and work this way.

  2. It’s a Roman style bath in what would be called a bath house. . . Back in the day, all the people would get together and bathe and chat 🙂 Pretty wild. . . Since yours was at a palace, then it was probably an extreme luxury for personal uses 🙂

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