Latrina

     The public latrines are located on the east side of the Stadium Street and adjoin Nymphaeum B on the south and southeast. L-shaped latrines have a capacity of about 80 people. It is accessed via a north-south vestibule adjacent to the street. The vestibule’s floor is paved with mosaics depicting a wild goat walking to right within three bands of geometric decoration. The mosaic is dated to the third century AD. In the south part of the latrines is a square pool paved with terracotta plaques. At the corners of the pool are travertine blocks placed on top of each other; in the middle of the sides are two square blocks and two upside down Corinthian capitals; all these form balusters between which slabs were placed forming a parapet. The latrina was covered with a lean-to roof and rainwater was collected in the pool. This system also provided light to the interior. Along the walls extends a row of toilette seats, some of which are in situ on the north. The extant seats could hold three people at once. In front of the row are marble blocks with clean water channel on. The latrina was supplied fresh water from the water tank on its north. The wastewater channel beneath the row of seats joins into the main sewage channel extending in the north-south direction in the Stadium Street.
     Latrina was built in the third century and stayed in use until the seventh century.

 

 


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