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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

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Interesting place of Ephesus

It is realy interesting place in Ephesus. When we visited Ephesus our guide showed us and told the history of that place. It was so funny.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is realy interesting place in Ephesus. When we visited Ephesus our guide showed us and told the history of that place. It was so funny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

it's very interesting to see how the public toilets look like in the past. it's truly an evidence of a more civilized city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Quite amusing! Doubt they minded the lack of privacy! And how lovely to enjoy the sounds of water vs anything else!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is amazing that a place this old had the public latrine facilities and sense of sanitation that still does not exist in many places today. Stalls may be a little close by modern standards but this is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A "number one", or "number two" in your Ephesus must dos! Fascinating; evidence of civilisation, refinement and ancient ettiquette cannot be better demonstrated! Nothing links, or fascinates contemporary visitors with ancient experience, more than identifying with the need to expel our waste! These early public conveniences allowed for congenial interaction as part of deblutions. Wheeling and dealing, plotting and civic... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very well preserved and easy to see the processes, and social networking, which were carried out there. Easy to hear too much information, though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

It was interesting to learn only the men used the public latrines. The women stayed at home, while the men made a social occassion of it.

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Efes is a good attraction specially if you are fan of history. This spot is part of the whole Efes, if you there you have to visit the latrine, but is not the most interesting point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

to imagine people using these and chatting away or reading books! Well described and with easy access. Definitely a reason to start conversations with fellow travellers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This Public Latrine shows how advanced the Roman civilisation was. In particular it shows their advanced building techniques and planning. The latrine seems quite sanitary as it used covered drains and used water from the bath houses.

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