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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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Place to meet friends :)

On ancient times Latrine was a place to meet friends, discuss about politics etc. Toilet was clean and smelled well, water was coming from Baths nearby.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015

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washington, dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The public latrines in Ephesus Turkey was an interesting site. When they use the term public they certainly mean it. A great way to meet your neighbor?

Thank dctravelingman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

On ancient times Latrine was a place to meet friends, discuss about politics etc. Toilet was clean and smelled well, water was coming from Baths nearby.

Thank kiisukurr
Armonk, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Public hygiene says a lot about a civilization. A glimpse into this "loo" says a lot about Rome's endurance. They used water! the pipes carried away waste. Amazing, when you consider it.

Thank Anise2014
Bay City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very interesting toilets. The openings are very small and also very close together. The guide told us that they had servants that would sit on the latrine's before the wealthy people so the seats would be warm. Also, since there are sometimes sounds that develop when one is using the toilet they hired musicians to play and sing while they... More 

Thank Mildred M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is an ancient public toilet, that I had ever see, Good technical to use channels, and interesting.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Saw this as waiting for tour to Ephesus while walking thru Selcuk Many small sites in the town however not worth a special trip to see unless you are on the way somewhere else

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It was interesting to see the old way to relieve yourself, ancient world was so interesting and a public toilet is definitely interesting.

Thank Furqan84
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The public toilets together with water channels to get rid of the waste and a further channel to wet your sponge for cleansing remains a favourite at Ephesus. You used to be able to have photographs taken sat on the seats, but they are now roped off, presumably due to overuse of an ancient monument!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

the public latrine was a place where the rich (Men) used to gather for answering nature's call. Some of the seats have been restored using cement - but a few originals are retained.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It's always fun to show children the public loos! They were part of the Scholastica Baths and built in the 1st Century AD. They were the public toilets of the city. There was an entrance fee to use them. In the centre, there is an uncovered pool and the toilets are aligned along the walls. The columns surrounding the pool... More 

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