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Address: Just off Curetes St., Selcuk, Turkey
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US$57.20*
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Regular Full-Day Tour Ephesus From Izmir
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US$328.96*
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Ancient City of Ephesus from Izmir with Private Guide
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US$47.50*
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Shore Excursion: Ephesus Ruins Terrace Houses and Ephesus Archaeology Museum

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I have seen other roman public toilets and i was please to see how well preserve this one is. Yes go inside take few minutes and imagine how it was use in ancient time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marcos Enrique R
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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for people to see how the ancients dealt with issues such as human waste. It used to be you had access to the toilets for photographs. The last time I went in 2016, they were blocked off.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen other roman public toilets and i was please to see how well preserve this one is. Yes go inside take few minutes and imagine how it was use in ancient time.

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great picture to take home of the ultimate conversation pit. I'm glad that traditions have changed.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was surprised to see public ancient washrooms in the city. If there was a curtain up that evidence would be long gone now. There is a small place in front of where you would sit to wash your hands the guide was mentioning. Please be aware at the end they have shops with vendors selling fake stuff. It's OK... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Designs have not changed much over time, they were pretty advanced thinkers back then, and with running water too.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Whilst the exterior part is there for all to see, it is the processes underneath the seats that is the most remarkable, starting at the springs in the mountains downwards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It is really interesting to see how toilets looked back then. And tbh, I didnt expect them to look so similar to ours. I thought it was a hole in the earth kinda thing :'D

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

this is inside ephesus. Our guide was really able to add some tidbits to make this more than a toilet. Interesting to see how royalty did it back then.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Interesting how people did their business in those days. Our guide said that some had slaves go sit and warm up the seat before they go...

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Halifax Region, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was very curious and was an eye-opener into the ancient culture and what was the "norm" of the day. Well preserved.

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