I‘m always curious about how everyday people of times past lived their everyday lives. One of the things those people did (and still do, I believe…) is use the toilet. I am always curious about toilets and bathrooms throughout the ages. Does that make me weird?
Anyways, at the Ruins of Philippi in Greece there are some pretty well preserved latrines. I don’t know about you, but they seem a little too communal for my tastes. But, I suppose if you had to go, you had to go!
What did they use for toilet paper? Well, they used a sponge on a stick that soaked in saltwater. Those were communal too. That’s why there’s also the little slots on the front of the toilet, for the sponge on a stick!
Makes you grateful to live in modern times, no?