Sunday, September 27, 2009


We will also have to take a look at another critical part of the Roman house - the toilet. These are nothing like the slightly monumental public toilets put up at forums, baths and so on. (pictures from Ostia and the Roman Agora in Athens)

A Roman toilet would typically be placed in the kitchen (notice that this picture come from the same room as the kitchen yesterday) and be a hole in the ground covered with something to sit on. These pits would then be cleaned regularly and the manure used in the agriculture.

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