September 9, 2020 at 4:39 AM
This is how the Roman toilet looked like, which also served as group meetings. The Romans took the subject naturally and there was nothing shy about it. During the defecation there were various discussions and chats. Why waste time using the toilet and meeting friends later when you can combine these two things? Excavating the remains of the ancient city of Dion, archaeologists discovered the toilet with as many as fifty seats. It’s not hard to guess that the fragrances here had to be intense, that’s why a maxima cloaca was created – a channel to which impurities “produced” in public toilets were flowing.
The channel, out of concern for the comfort of the residents of the city, was covered to keep the sad fragrances inside. After passing the city, the fecals went to Tiber, the main source of drinking water for the city… you read so well.
Who of you would like to drink water?
As a curiosity, it is worth adding here that the Romans used the same natural sponge to abrasion. They were soaked with salt water and hung in the toilets for her clients. If the client finished, he washed the sponge and hung it for the next person.
It’s hard to imagine today, but in Roman times it was something normal and natural. Admit it, who of you would use it?
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Wow. Seriously. Efficiency and expediency ruled the Romans, it appears. Funny how some things matter not to certain cultures and not much at all to others.
Humans. Gotta love ‘em.