Room 606 Premium King Suite with Turkish Bath
Bed: 1 double + 1 sofa
Max: 3 People
The seating area and bathroom were the actual storage area for this family. The arches were put in place to support the weakened ceiling. The walls and ceiling of the room were found fairly clean compared to room 607. We believe this room’s bedroom was sleep quarter while 607 was the stable area.
The walls were cleaned by using a hammer resembling a geologist’s pick. The rough surfaces help the oxidization process which allows the stone to harden. A smooth surface would tend to collect moisture and cause flaking. This is the way the walls were done hundreds of years ago. You will also notice holes bored into ceilings of all bathrooms and some other rooms. These enhance air circulation which is necessary in preservation of the cave surfaces. Without ventilation moisture would collect and the walls and ceilings would deteriorate. The bed, desk, closet doors and windows frames were made on site. Stones were also sized on site.