Roman bath culture was passed on to the Muslims, which coincided well with the ritual washing prior to prayer, as required by Islam. The first architectural works the Ottoman Turks constructed in the places they conquered were hamams. Baths built during the Roman Period generally followed this plan: bath, sauna (steam bath), hot and cold water pools. The baths built during the Ottoman Period usually had only three sections: dressing, washing and warming rooms, all radiating out from the main bath area of the hamam.