I posted here some time ago about toilet humour in the Bible, so it was interesting to read this article today about archaeological excavations of ancient toilets in Israel. Of course, it’s not shocking that they had toilets; it just may be somewhat surprising how similar they were to modern ones (or how different. I don’t think I’d ever be comfortable sitting in a public facility with 20 other people!)


An Iron Age toilet stone uncovered in the City of David in Jerusalem looks remarkably similar to modern-day loos. Photo by Eliyahu Yanai/City of David