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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The public latrine is part of the Ephesus city and inside the archeological site that you are visiting when entering Ephesus. So it is part of the “tour” and should not be overlooked. When you walk from the top and downward, you will find the...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I don’t half feel weird reviewing what is effectively a really old toilet. But its actually quite interesting, the sheer amount of work that went into making these buildings and the amount of architecture in them shows the place in society toilets and baths held.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Well thought of, hard to believe that these were in place so long ago. Our guide described these beautifully emphasis the importance of hygiene

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

If that place could talk what would it say, as the main people sat there talking about life. I like the heating vents in the wall so you didn't get stuck. Our guide said the slaves had to warm the place for their masters. Thankfully...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a unique restoration. Here people would gather to sit on the communal toilets. The sewage would flow down hill and there was a fresh water trough flowing in front for washing. Nobles would send their servants first to warm their seat.

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Yep, it is very interesting. Lots of guys sitting around using the restroom together. The ancient culture was strange. However, there were very smart. The fact that they had figured out a useful form of “plumbing” is simply amazing. This spot is very well preserved.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

For young and old alike this public latrine is an education in past cultures. In amazing shape one can visualize the men of old discussing their daily lives while visiting the building.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Romans were very advanced in terms of plumbing - this has been witnessed at many of their ancient settlements including also at Pompeii and Herculaneum. When you see how advanced they were in those times it makes you wonder what has happened in the...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Amazing that they had these thousands of years ago. Well preserved! These were the men's toilets and they would have slaves warm them up for them! Pretty amazing!

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 23 September 2017

this is the place where the people from those days used to go when nature called.they used to wear a white robe and carry a green sponge in their hand.just near the latrine a canal of fresh water passes.the first seat was always in demand...More

Thank Dharmish M
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