Fascinating Facts About The Mayan Civilization

They Enjoyed Their Saunas

29. They Enjoyed Their Saunas

Enjoying a hot, steamy sauna session is not something new – The Mayans enjoyed it thousands of years ago! Ancient Mayan cities built large sauna huts that were made with stone or mud, and they were quite popular. 

The steam was created by mixing fire-heated rocks, herbs, and water. This steam bath, or zumpul-che, was used for a variety of reasons – to improve health, for spiritual cleansing as well as for ritualistic practices. 

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