A Pompeii latrine with a reconstructed wooden seat. Comfy?
Downsloping walls in this latrine directed waste toward the drain.
Little is left of this latrine in the city of Pompeii.
Vertical pipes in Pompeii's walls may once have lead to upstairs toilets.
A pipe embedded in the lower story of a Pompeii building. Most of the second stories in the town were destroyed in the volcanic eruption that wiped the city off the map.
A few second-story toilets survive, such as this one.
The remains of this upstairs latrine include the barest hint of a curved ceiling or archway.
A pipe leading in from the side likely provided flush water for this upstairs toilet in Pompeii.