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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  • It was part of the Ephesus Archeological Site. You will walk to it if you pay attention to every corner. 
    It was part of the Ephesus Archeological Site. You will walk to it if you pay attention to every corner.  more »
  • This is the largest and most well-preserved set of Roman toilets I have seen. It always amazes us today how public, quite literally, their toilets were! In a weird way this was one of my favourite... 
    This is the largest and most well-preserved set of Roman toilets I have seen. It always amazes us today how public, quite literally, their toilets were! In a weird way this was one of my favourite...  more »
  • 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 »

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