Chichen Itza

The Steam House

Maya Sauna?

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Because of the small doorway, seen in the center of the above photograph, there is a belief that this building might have served as a Maya version of the sauna. The door is less than a meter high, which would have required someone to crawl on their hands and knees to get inside.

There are also columns in the front that may have supported a thatched roof.

-- Chris Reeves