JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem that is more than 2,700 years old. At that time the private bathrooms in the sanctuary were luxurious.
Ancient Israeli officials said a smooth-carved limestone toilet was found in a rectangular hut that was part of a huge mansion overlooking the present old town. A deep septic tank is dug at the bottom and is designed to sit comfortably.
Yakov Billig, the head of the excavation, said:
“Only the rich can afford a toilet,” he said, adding that the famous rabbi once suggested that being rich meant “having a toilet next to their desk.”
Ancient officials said animal bones and pottery found in septic tanks could shed light on people’s lifestyle, diet, and ancient diseases.
Archaeologists found stone capital and pillars of the era and said there was evidence of a nearby garden with gardens and aquatic plants – more evidence that the people who lived there were quite wealthy.
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