The early bath
Records of constructed bath houses date to as early as 2800 BC in Ancient Egypt. But it was the Greeks in 800 BC who really adopted bathing. Greek mythology specified that certain pools and springs were blessed by the gods to cure disease. Bathing chambers and facilities were founded around these springs. The earliest findings of slipper-style clay bathtubs are in the Queen’s Bathroom at the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete, built around 1900BC.