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It was built to the southeast of the Plaza of the Thousand Columns, and immediately south of an unexplored Ball Court. There is no access to the bath for visitors, and this view from the west is as close as one gets. It is a long structure with a vaulted waiting-room in front and a four-pillars access portico. A small door (lower left, pillar with a capital), less than a metre in height, leads to a vaulted rear chamber where the stones were heated, with cold water then poured over them to produce steam. This room had drainage, and vents in the roof to allow vapour out. The Steam Bath served in purification rituals. Dating of this structure would be 900 - 1200 CE.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-08-23 4:40
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