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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

What the Romans Used for Toilet Paper

What the Romans Used for Toilet Paper

Most Romans wore tunics (a garment like a
long tee-shirt) and probably nothing underneath. So you could just hike
it up in back and sit on the cool marble seat, leaving the front of the
tunic to cover your knees and your modesty. You would sit there,
chatting with your friends, and when you finished your ‘task’ you would
rinse the sponge in the channel of running water at your feet and –
without standing up or revealing anything – you would push the spongia through the hole at the front, give  your bottom a wipe, rinse off the spongia… and leave it in a basin for the next person to use!

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