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Stone Age sauna found near Marden Henge

The remains of a 4,500-year-old sauna have been found near Marden Henge in Wiltshire.

English Heritage’s Jim Leary said: ‘The building brings to mind the sweat lodges of the native North Americans and the reason for that sauna or sweat lodge interpretation is that the floor plan was utterly dominated by a large hearth – so large in fact there does not appear to be any space for living, cooking or doing anything much at all.

‘It is also located very close to the River Avon and would have had a ready source of water, which is a necessary criteria for a sweat lodge.

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Story: Daily Mail | Photo: WIkimedia Commons

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