Hammam al-Maliha
Sarmin, Syria
The Hammam al-Maliha is a historic bath house located on the north side of Sarmin, a small, ancient town located some nine kilometers east-south-east of Idlib. The age of the bath is not certain, but local knowledge suggests that it dates to the Ottoman period since it is aligned with a road that dates to that time.

The bath house as a large outer room for relaxation and dressing, and then two inner rooms, built partly underground, that function as a bath. Each is covered by a dome.

In photographs taken in the 1980s, a sign on the door announced that the building was headquarters for the "International Sports Association Idlib" (الاتحاد الرياضي العالمي الفرعي في ادلب). The building has been renovated since this time.


Aḥmad al-‘Āḍī. "Ḥammām al-Māliḥa wa-Sittī Maḥmūda bi-Sarmīn." eSyria, October 22, 2008. http://www.esyria.sy/ eidleb/index.php?p=stories&category=round&filename= 2008102213300625 (Accessed 13 May, 2020). Archived site: http://archive.is/tHUTa

Sarmin, Syria
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حمام المالحة
الاتحاد الرياضي العالمي الفرعي في ادلب
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