Roman latrines at the gymnasium complex at Ancient Salamis in Cyprus

Roman latrines

Roman latrines at the gymnasium complex at Ancient Salamis in Cyprus

Roman latrines in the gymnasium complex at Ancient Salamis in north-eastern Cyprus. The structure is semi-circular and at the circumference (top left) you can see the arm rests of some of the individual toilets. Apparently these latrines had a capacity for 44 people (very cosy!). In the centre would have been a fountain and water from this would have been led into a small channel in front of the users and used to flush the waste into the outlet. Pretty sophisticated for the times!

For a description of the gymnasium see my earlier post here and for Salamis see here.

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