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Public Latrine

Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Seems as though the Romans used the public latrines in Ephesus as a social gathering place. We learned about the plumbing system used to keep the latrines fresh and clean. Very interesting and fun site!

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Arusha T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is another "site" inside ephesus. They are public toilets from Roman times. Nothing to get excited about.

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Gisborne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Yes these are worth seeing as is all of Ephesus, It was extremely hot when we were here with a lot of other people. Take a hat and water as to assure you don't get sunstroke. Also the marble roads are very slippery I would take good walking shoes. I would also have a guide as there is a lot... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ephesus has lots of things to see .... the marble privy slots are incredible. Wonder what folks talked about as they sat next to each other.

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had been to Ephesus two or three times before and were disappointed to find that the actual latrines had now been roped off and were off limits. (I understand the reasoning with so many tourists, but it's also sad.)

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Marble toilets, one hundred of them, all baking in the hit sun. And then they sat in them? If in Ephesus, don't miss the latrines!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice thing to see and very interesting. Would not want to be the last in line when using the latrine (water runs from the first latrine to the last so imagine how dirty it could get!) We loved our tour of Ephesus, nothing bad to say about it

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

so well maintained after all these years. They had a fountain and small group of musicians that provide background music to drown out the sounds from toilets. Entrance is across the street from the Terrace Houses.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was very interesting to see what the Romans used in ancient times. They were much more advanced than most people realize.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Interesting part of Ephesus. Another example of how advanced Roman civilization was, you may remember this when squatting at a "modern" rural Turkish facility! Picture op for sure but watch your step (one of our party fell and injured her leg).

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