Teil einer Toilettenanlage aus dem 12. Jahrhundert, die in der Archäologie-Ausstellung im Museum Burg Linn zurzeit zu sehen ist. (Foto: Stadt Krefeld, Presse und Kommunikation)
A urine wheel from the early 16th century describes the color, smell and taste of urine, and then links them to diseases. From Epiphanie Medicorum by Ullrich Pinder..
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, Shakespeare wrote. Archaeologists working at a Danish site might agree, after discovering barrels from a latrine that dates back to the 14th century. And yes, poop still stinks, even after 700 years.
From Romans gossiping on the loo to medieval royal bottom-wiping, to the invention of our modern flushing toilet, here are 2,000 years of toilet history!
Hand washing station from the 1500s.
medieval toilet spoon and hook london find in copper living history use by Daegrad on Etsy
Andreuccio da Perugia gabbato dalla cortigiana – miniatura fiamminga dal Decameron, XV secolo.