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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

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And even more important there were ground-level facilities for those who find steps a challenge or impossibility.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

And even more important there were ground-level facilities for those who find steps a challenge or impossibility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The public latrine is one of the many places to see off the main NW esplanade running thru the centre of Ephesus. It is probably a 3 min fairly self explanatory view stop, unless you are there with a guide (in which case it will take about 10 min). It provides a step into reality and is basically a communal... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A glimpse of Ephesian life that brings a whole new meaning to the words 'community activity'. No privacy here but a place to meet and chat whilst nature takes its course!

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a public spirited lot the Romans were - even going to the toilet communally. Fascinating glimpse at ancient life and customs - the latrines have been partially restored but you still get the idea. I loved the little sluice at the front to dip your sponge in prior to completing the day's business.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a more unusual part of city life with the public toilets being very public indeed, with only a small partition between the bodies and little if any notion of privacy. A fascinating glimpse into a basic human activity a couple of millenia ago.

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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

One of the most unusual sites in the Ancient City of Ephesus Roman life at its most basic. Not sure today any of us would relish sharing the lateens with our friends and neighbours or making it social event. It is an intriguing thought though, holding meetings, social or business, in the toilet but back in the day apparently the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Located off Curetes Street in Ephesus, this is a popular attraction for tourists to visit. A definite must to visit, not just for the other tourists comments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our guide had us sit in a line then re-arranged us in his notion of status. Its difficult being outraged when you are sitting on the toilet.

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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