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Public Latrine

Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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"communal toilets"
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"ephesus site"
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"our tour guide"
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"flush"
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"plumbing"
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

If that place could talk what would it say, as the main people sat there talking about life. I like the heating vents in the wall so you didn't get stuck. Our guide said the slaves had to warm the place for their masters. Thankfully...More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a unique restoration. Here people would gather to sit on the communal toilets. The sewage would flow down hill and there was a fresh water trough flowing in front for washing. Nobles would send their servants first to warm their seat.

Thank Jotum
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Yep, it is very interesting. Lots of guys sitting around using the restroom together. The ancient culture was strange. However, there were very smart. The fact that they had figured out a useful form of “plumbing” is simply amazing. This spot is very well preserved.

Thank wtpoohb
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

For young and old alike this public latrine is an education in past cultures. In amazing shape one can visualize the men of old discussing their daily lives while visiting the building.

Thank teenasan3
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Romans were very advanced in terms of plumbing - this has been witnessed at many of their ancient settlements including also at Pompeii and Herculaneum. When you see how advanced they were in those times it makes you wonder what has happened in the...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Amazing that they had these thousands of years ago. Well preserved! These were the men's toilets and they would have slaves warm them up for them! Pretty amazing!

Thank lucycan
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

this is the place where the people from those days used to go when nature called.they used to wear a white robe and carry a green sponge in their hand.just near the latrine a canal of fresh water passes.the first seat was always in demand...More

Thank Dharmish M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Apparently they "flushed" it using a constant stream of water that ran in a trench under the seats. No partitions, not very private!

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

There are two interesting facts i discovered. first that these toilets were places where people would socialise and gossip. And second that it was common practise for the master to send his servent to warm up toilet seats for him before he sat on it.

Thank arnoldzimuto
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a saying for our guide Nizam OMG. Public toilet for 40 persons sitting adjacent to each other. Marble makes flow water cool in the summer but freezing in the winter.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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