Public Latrine, Selcuk

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Built around the 1st century CE, Public Latrine featured upscale facilities, including three marble benches with seats and mosaic floors, where wealthy citizens could visit when nature called. Considered modern for the period, the site used advanced plumbing systems and provided a small pool as well. As toilet paper was not available then, users of the latrine would clean themselves with a moist sponge on a stick. Today you can see the well-preserved remains of this restroom and its 36 toilets, all positioned one next to another in perfect linear fashion. By using our Selcuk route planner, you can arrange your visit to Public Latrine and other attractions in Selcuk.
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  • Of course they had toilets, I just never thought about how they worked back then. Our guide was descriptive about how they built an underground sewer system, parts of which are still visible as you... 
    Of course they had toilets, I just never thought about how they worked back then. Our guide was descriptive about how they built an underground sewer system, parts of which are still visible as you...  more »
  • This is quite an unusual site to see in Ephesus - a three side row of public toilets, with waste holes set one next to another. In front of the seats you can spot a channel through which fresh water.....  more
    This is quite an unusual site to see in Ephesus - a three side row of public toilets, with waste holes set one next to another. In front of the seats you can spot a channel through which fresh water.....  more »

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