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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

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Interesting......

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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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New Delhi, India
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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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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Now this shows an advanced civilization. The seats look pretty comfortable as well. Water was provided by the baths above so they can also claim advanced water usage techniques.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Part of the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, this was quite an interesting exhibit and caused a few titters in our group. It's well known that the mind becomes very clear when "sitting on the throne" so I expect some profound debates took place there. A similar concept might be useful in our House of Commons. Our tour guide told us... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The public latrines are well preserved (as are most sights in Ephesus), and it's quite interesting to see that once upon a time people had no need for privacy while "doing their business"!

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Van Anda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

In the ancient roman days this was the place to multi task. Do your deed, and gossip. Only for men and if you were rich you would have your servant go earlier and warm the marble seat. Now a days, the public toilet is almost 1/4 km away at the exit. So much more civilized in the old days! worth... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Built in the first century A.D. they were the public toilets of Ephesus. The toilets are arranged side by side with no partition between them. So no privacy here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Make sure your guide includes this public latrine in your day in Ephesus! All open but with heated marble seats for the occupants' enjoyment. This is off Theron drag but you don't want to miss it! Amazing innovations from centuries ago!

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Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is on the route of the main Ephesus site and so requires little or no effort to visit if you are there already. It takes no time at all to visit it and it is a quite interesting thought that we are not so different from our forebears! Don't expect any relief from the visit though as you still... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Located just off of Curetes Street in the ancient city of Ephesus you can find a room filled with public toilets. Just imagine no separation, marble heated seating by the servants and a fountain to help drown out the noise.... it is very impressive how thousands of years ago a civilization could creative something so impressive. Yes its just a... More 

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