“A private toilet cubicle was very rare in antiquity, and only a few were found to date.”
Archeologist Yaakov Billig on unearthing an ancient toilet in Jerusalem.
oct 6, 2021
- The "abode" is believed to be 2700 years old.
- The discovery occurred while working on a new construction project.
- Why It Matters: A rare find, what lies beneath the toilet could be of even more value - a deep septic tank. Researchers say working through material could illuminate the habits of the wealthy (the only ones who would have had an indoor toilet) - providing insight into diet as well as disease.