4,000-year-old sauna unearthed in Scotland
Published on October 28th, 2015 | by Admin0
The early analysis work suggested that the building is likely to be a ‘burnt mound’, which generally comprises of a fireplace, water tank and a pile of burnt stone. Through experimentation and reference to medieval Irish literature, experts have been able to deduce that stones were roasted on a hearth before being placed into the tank of water, bringing the water to a boiling point and producing lots of steam.
The hot water could then be used to cook large quantities of food or for bathing, brewing, textile working, or any other of a range of activities.
Story: Historic Scotland | Photo: Wikimedia Commons