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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

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Curiosities of the Greco-Roman world

We went to Ephesus as part of our tour in Turkey in May 15,2015. One of sector that we saw were The Public Latrine. Were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1 C AD... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to see how far ahead the Romans where in making sure running water could be used for so many things, while northern Europeans still where living in caves and dirt houses. Unnecessary to have this item as a single review item in Trip Advisor. It is one of the ruins in Ephesus. Interesting and informative and one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Ephesus as part of our tour in Turkey in May 15,2015. One of sector that we saw were The Public Latrine. Were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1 C AD. and entrance fees were necessary to use them and they were situated next to the Temple of Hadrian. The toilets were constructed along... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

imagine 36 men were sit side by side for toilet issue also chatting on same time , such a fancy life . Water was run all the time in front of them and open air restrooRm which is gTood for smell out as well as with pool in the middle for flushing system . Sometimes frogs occupied water tank and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's very interesting because you can learn of the evolution of toilets! It is a small area of the city but you can truly see how inventive they were. For you to see the latrines you have to make it to the Ancient City Ephesus, buy a ticket, and then you'll be able to enjoy the whole ancient city.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I could imagine how advance Roman culture was. Well planned public toilets with proper disposal of human waste while maintaining hygiene. Drain were provided with running water to take all filth to sea through drainage system underneath road..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What can one say about a public loo ?? This one is better than most modern ones, & certainly more sociable !!! The Romans really had service to the customer covered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Spend a little time here....think and forever be thankful when ever you're in a modern bathroom. Have a seat and pretend!

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APISON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

An amusing bit of historical reality, the public toilet of Ephesus. Running water, an available sponge for clean up, a couple of musicians for a soothing atmosphere and perhaps agreeable conversation with the owner of the thigh pushed up against yours. It is a first rate ancient bathroom I'm told. I have to say I really enjoyed the walk through.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A must go...pun intended. This was very interesting to me, especially as I think back to the characters in the Bible like Paul, who may have sat on one of these seats. Interesting fact, many men had a person that sat on their seat in the winter to warm the seat before they went to do their business. We were... More 

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Hudson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Apparently there was such a thing as seat warmers, meaning one of their jobs was to sit on the cold seat and warm it up there master to go.

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Address: Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Aegean Coast  >  Izmir Province  >  Selcuk

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