The entrance of Hammam ʿAbd al-Basit at beginning of 20th ct AD

The entrance, leading to the external section (barrani), is one of the most beautiful entrances of Islamic baths. It was built according to the Ablaq masonry system, with stone rows alternating between white, gray and blue colors. This entrance is a retreat in the façade, topped by an ornate arch from the outside. The lower part of the dome of the barrani section is composed of several windows. © xxxxxx – Syrian Heritage Archive Project