Where did ancient Mesopotamians go to the toilet?

We don’t seem to know, for, as Marc van de Mieroop points out: ‘ Archaeological evidence of latrines in houses is lacking, and public toilets do not seem to hаvе existed either’ (The Ancient Mesopotamian City, p. 159). Out in the village-communes that would not have been a great problem, but in what are often called ‘cities’, it was a different matter entirely. In the rivers and canals? But that was also drinking water.

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4 thoughts on “Where did ancient Mesopotamians go to the toilet?

  1. Maybe collected? Urine for fulling cloth and tanning, faeces for fertiliser? Is there any reference to dunnymen?

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