Archaeologists find toilet

( Yoli Schwartz/ Israel Antiquities Authority via AP)

Archaeologists digging in Jerusalem have found a 2,700-year-old toilet. ABC News reported on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (read story here, if you’re so inclined).

“A private toilet cubicle was very rare in antiquity,” and only the rich could afford them, the director of the excavation said. (Everyone else went … wherever.)

So, what’s so great about digging up a toilet and septic tank? If you ask me, nothing. I’d dig somewhere else.

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  1. Mark Adams #

    Actually you would as interesting things are found in the privy. Then as now things go down the toilet such as cell phones or clay tablets. One can determine the health and what the owner ate by looking at feces. And one never knows this could be where the grail or the Lost Arc. “This belongs in a museum.”

  2. Roger Rabbit #

    They had cell phones in 600 B.C.?