Toilet seats of the ancient world

An ancient Roman toilet seat has been discovered along Hadrian's Wall. Just to prove a good design lasts forever...


I found this courtesy of a BBC article.


3 comments:

Stephanie Bittner said...

Looks a little narrow for our modern butts. But otherwise, a winning strategy. Did the article report on how comfortable it is?

Gary Corby said...

Hi Stephanie! People were a little bit smaller back then.

They'd have to build a replica to test it, but it's so close to the modern shape that I doubt anyone would bother.

DLM said...

Also, since it's broken and shifted, we may not be seeing it properly. Too, without a scale in the image, we don't actually know exactly how wide it is!

Scales: http://archaeolygy.blogspot.com/2014/06/field-gear-diy-photo-scales.html
:)