On February 26, in the yard of the Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv, the official opening of the preserved and exposed hammam structures

took place in the yard of the Kuyumdzhioglu House, which houses the museum today.

Тhe newest discovery in the house where Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv is placed is a hammam from the Ottoman period (XVI - early XVIII century). It was discovered during a facade renovation in 2017. The research revealed that during the construction of Argir Kuyumdzhioglu's house (1847), the hammam's building was already half-destroyed. In situ, three halls of the hammam, consecutively located one after another, were identified.

The exhibited and exposed remains represent the character of the construction, and the partially preserved original plasters from the inner side of the hammam are integrated into the general conservation plan.

The material is provided by the Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv.

Above: Mr. Plamen Panov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv for Culture, Archeology and Tourism, and Mr. Angel Yankov, Director of the Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv, at the opening of the preserved and exhibited hammam structures in the yard of Kuyumdzhioglu House

Below: moments of the discovery process. Picture 3. Mrs. Stana Bozadzhieva, architect and designer whose team has restored the hammam structures, Mr. Plamen Panov and citizens of Plovdiv, are traditionally welcomed with round bread, honey and salt at the entrance of the museum.