Moroccan academic research confirmed that the oldest and largest public bath known to mankind throughout history is located in “Aghmat” (50 km south of Marrakesh, Morocco). The research said: This bath “was built on a large area and was distinguished by luxury and high technology in methods of bringing hot water.” He added that this public bath “lived in the heyday of the Almoravid civilization and the rise of the Almoravid state and worked for nearly 500 years without interruption.”
It is referred to as the bath known to man since the dawn of history, except that it did not spread among the public and remained the preserve of the ruling families and the highest nationalities of priests and senior statesmen.
However, in Morocco, and contrary to what was the case with the Greeks, Romans, and ancient pharaohs, it was able to deviate from this rule and was able to penetrate the poor popular circles, when it was transferred to a public place. The geography of Morocco played a great role in this penetration, as it helped to construct natural and healthy baths, through which the Moroccan bath was able to achieve its widespread within the popular circles, which were strongly associated with it and linked many of its customs and traditions to it. Hospitalization or prevention of several diseases.
It is noteworthy that Morocco lived in this historical period (the era of the Almoravids) its golden era due to the economic and political changes that took place in the region, which reflected positively on the Moroccan citizen and touched all aspects of his life, including the field of bathing and beauty.
It is worth noting that the history of baths is not linked to Morocco alone, but to all peoples, nations, and various civilizations. However, the Kingdom of Morocco was the first country to popularize this vital facility and make it accessible, especially to the poor, popular classes.