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Roman Latrine, Ostia


Carole Raddato
published on 28 February 2014
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The communal latrine at Ostia. This public latrine (forica) was installed near the Forum Baths, perhaps when the Baths themselves were repaired in the Late Empire (4th century CE).

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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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