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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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It's a bit of a shock to think people used to go to the toliet together, makes you thank ful we do 't have public toilets like this today!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's a bit of a shock to think people used to go to the toliet together, makes you thank ful we do 't have public toilets like this today!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not sure why these reviews are separate. I guess if you are not with a guide you might miss out on these.. These are some of the first public toilets with a system of running water and disposal of your... The system is quite amazing but also daunting to think about in general where the "poo" from 240.000 went at... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the things you see when you go through Ephesus. It is a communal bathroom that was used in ancient roman empire. The story of the frogs in the pond to mask the sounds was funny. Apparently, they had running water at that time and that was really forward thinking for Roman empire that many centuries ago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the highlight of the tour!!! Open seating for all to enjoy! For an ancient site, it had running water to dispose of the waste, plus another system to provide clean water to rinse yourself off!

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Hard to believe that men and women shared the public latrine. Maybe that is why the clothing was looser fitting back then?!

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was great to see the men's public bathroom. How interesting the invention of that day. You will have to stop and take a look and see for yourself. The women had none, they were to do this at home.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a feature of the ruins at Ephesus. The latrine has capacity for about a dozen bottoms. I imagine that the locals went with friends. The thought of sitting beside a stranger in this situation is too much to take. The seats are stone which would have been fine in summer but it must have been a bit of... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Part of the Scholastica Baths in Effesus they were built in 10 AD, like today there was an entrance fee to use them and being Roman built there was a drainage system to dispose of waste. You can't actually use them obviously but they do give you a welcome chance to sit down and rest. I've been lucky enough to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

imagine the conversations happening here 2000 years ago, maybe a little awkward? Maybe political? Today we discovered exactly how far advanced the water and sewage delivery system was for this City which once had a population of 250,000, Awesome if you think about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was so amazing to us how inventive and imaginative the Romans were years ago! The "public" toilets had a drainage system that disposed of human waste way before modern toilets were invented! One could just imagine the men sitting side by side doing their duty and talking about the days' events! Not sure I would want to use the... More 

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