One of the dictionary definitions of luxury is “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” An item discovered during archaeological excavations of a former royal mansion in Jerusalem is helping define luxurious living 2,700 years ago.
In a Wednesday press release, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), said a private toilet cubicle, dating back to the end of the 7th century BCE,
was unearthed in the remains of a mansion which overlooks the City of David archaeological site and the Temple Mount.
According to a CNN report, the toilet was hewn from stone, the bathroom is a rectangular cabin with a carved toilet that stood over a deep septic tank.
"The toilet, made of limestone, is designed for comfortable sitting, with a hole in the center," the IAA press released said.
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