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Roman toilet found (and an amphitheatre)

  1. Oct 5, 2009 #1

    arildno

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    Re: Roman toilet found!!! (and an amphitheatre)

    Poo, I've seen older Roman toilets than that---photographs I mean.

    The one I saw had the same kind of 3-hole stone slab seat, which in this case was positioned over running water fed by aqueduct.

    It sounds like the one found at Porto resembled an oldfashioned outhouse seat, merely positioned over a pit, because they talked about studying the accumulated matter.

    The one I saw would not have anything collect because it was constantly being flushed by an artificial stream, in a conduit below ground level.

    However it is highly fortunate that the archaeologists have found another Roman toilet. In a world like today's we need all toilets we can get.
     
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    Archeology Magazine has information about digs. :biggrin: I love to go digging. Last information from July, 10, 2009. Be sure to explore the website.

    arildno, your UK Times Online link(url) states '404 Error'. :smile:
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 #4

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    Re: Roman toilet found!!! (and an amphitheatre)

    Does this work better?
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6856042.ece
     
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