Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP
Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP

Discovery of 2,700-year-old toilet in Israel delights researchers

  • The simple square block with a hole in the middle would have been a rare luxury item at the time it was in use
  • Clay pots and animal bones were also found, giving scientists a potential glimpse into what people from the period ate, and the diseases that plagued them

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP
Israeli archaeologist Yaakov Billig is seen next to a 2,700-year-old private toilet cubicle discovered in Jerusalem. Photo: Israeli Antiquities Authority handout via AFP
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