Filed under: In English | Tags: ancient traditions, bath, building, Finland, history, low technology, sauna, stone age, vernacular architecture, woodworking
The pictures are of a reconstruction of a stone-age sauna, re-built according to archeological findings.
The method of bathing in a sauna, such as pictured here, was presumably the following:
– A wooden frame was made to a size of taking in a couple of people.
– The frame was then covered with animal hides to keep in the hot steam.
– Stones were then heated up gleaming hot in a fire outside this ‘sauna’, after which they were placed inside this tent and only then could the bathing have begun.
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