1. Saunas A -. s-f-. -a. ... -:as-uaA_Au~a~u: a _, . l - "Ar .Vhistory, ,.fea"e5. 8 History air the Sauna. .. lnte rest.ng First invented in ancient Finland by early Scandinavians. Oldest known Saunas were made from pits dug in a slope in the ground - used as dwellings in the winter.These i featured a fireplace where stones were heated to high ~ temperatures.Water was thrown over the stones to produce steam.W-. a.2_2s. -=44 A A J World Record* ' Finland's Timo Kaukonen withstood 110 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes and 46 seconds in 2009= .:u-u'