Rare 2,700-year-old Toilet Found in Jerusalem Palace

Archaeologists recently discovered a rare 2,700-year-old toilet in a Jerusalem palace, authorities said on Tuesday. The discovery was made in an excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the City of David in Armon Hanatziv, Jerusalem.

The limestone toilet sat above a septic tank carved into the bedrock, the IAA said in a Facebook post. The luxurious amenity was “designed for comfortable sitting and features a hole in its center.”

“A private toilet cubicle was very rare in antiquity, and to date, only a few have been found, mostly in the City of David,” said Yaakov Billing, director of the excavation on behalf of the IAA.

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