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Image Gallery: Pompeii's Toilets

Pompeii Toilet

Pompeii toilet

(Image credit: A. Kate Trusler)

A Pompeii latrine with a reconstructed wooden seat. Comfy?

Sloped Toilet

A toilet in Pompeii

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Downsloping walls in this latrine directed waste toward the drain.

Crumbled Latrine

Pompeii toilet

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Little is left of this latrine in the city of Pompeii.

Terracotta Downpipe

Vertical downpipe in Pompeii

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Vertical pipes in Pompeii's walls may once have lead to upstairs toilets.

Pompeii Downpipe

Downpipe in pompeii

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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.

Second-Story Toilet

Second story toilet in Pompeii

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A few second-story toilets survive, such as this one.

Upstairs Latrine

Upstairs latrine in Pompeii

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The remains of this upstairs latrine include the barest hint of a curved ceiling or archway.

Pompeii Flush Toilet

Pompeii toilet

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A pipe leading in from the side likely provided flush water for this upstairs toilet in Pompeii.