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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey

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I've been lucky enough to visit here twice, my visits 15 years apart. Ephesus is the most wonderful place to visit, breathtaking both in scale visit if you've even the slightest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Paisley, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've been lucky enough to visit here twice, my visits 15 years apart. Ephesus is the most wonderful place to visit, breathtaking both in scale visit if you've even the slightest interest in history (Roman history is mine) it is simply breath-taking both in scale & grandeur! Without doubt one of the most impressive places I've ever visited in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The latrine was well preserved, you can still see the drainage system beneath it. During the ancient times, water was constantly running underneath the latrines. Its interesting to know that this was one of the areas in the city where the Ephesians socialized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's great to know that some things never change. Looks as if business was conducted in the mens' room then as now!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A toilet visit in Roman times was certainly a far cry from our modern experience of making one's bladder a little gladder...as the saying goes, don't let the bottom fall out of your world- let the world fall out of your bottom! Communal sponge as alternative to doing the 'paperwork' conjures up a quite grisly image!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Other than to titillate some people who seem to be embarrassed by bodily functions (primarily Americans) why is this listed as a separate item? It is part and parcel of the ruins at Efes and white instructive that our notions of privacy with bodily functions are later inventions, they certainly do not rate a separate entry.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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