Public Latrine at Ephesus
The ruins of the ancient Roman city of Ephasus are located in Selcuk, Turkey. The city was the second most important city in the Roman empire during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. One of the popular sections of the ruins is the Public Latrine, next to the Hadrian Temple and the Bordello. The public latrines were the city's public toilets, and they were built in the 1st century AD as part of the Scholastica Baths. These baths were built to provide the city with the modern conveniences of public works, including 36 marble toilets.
Visitors can still see, but not use, the toilets that are lined up along the walls. There was an uncovered pool with columns surrounding it which supported a wooden ceiling. Underneath the latrines was a drainage system. There was also a trough with relatively clean water near where your feet would be. People who wanted to use the toilets had to pay an entrance fee.
The Public Latrine and the Ephesus ruins are located about 5 minutes by bus from the main bus station in Selcuk. Opening hours are 8am to 7pm in the summer and 8am to 5pm in the winter. Admission to Ephasus is 30TL.
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- Ephesus Terrace Houses
- Library of Celsus
- Temple of Domitian (Temple of the Sebastoi)
- Temple of Artemis (Artemision)
- Ephesus (Efes)
- Isa Bey Mosque (Isa Bey Camii)
- Basilica of St. John
- Fountain of Trajan
- House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana Evi)
- Aqua Fantasy Aquapark
- Adaland Aquapark
- Baths of Varius