Latrine at Housesteads Roman Fort

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 September 2022

The communal toilets at the Housesteads Roman fort (Vercovicium) are the finest preserved latrine from Roman Britain. The latrine was located at the lowest point of the fort and was fed by water from the adjacent cistern down. Wooden seating would have been placed over the main sewer channel.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, September 21). Latrine at Housesteads Roman Fort. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16392/latrine-at-housesteads-roman-fort/

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Raddato, Carole. "Latrine at Housesteads Roman Fort." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 21, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16392/latrine-at-housesteads-roman-fort/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Latrine at Housesteads Roman Fort." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Sep 2022. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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