Archaeologists Discover Oldest Known Flushing Toilet

Archaeologists in China have turned up the remains of what might be the world's oldest known flush toilet.

Chinese state media reported last week that a research team found broken parts of a 24-hundred-year-old toilet, along with a bent flush pipe, last summer.

The ancient sanitation device was discovered among palace ruins at an archaeological site in central China.

According to the state-owned China Daily, the researchers believe the toilet was located inside the palace, with a pipe leading to an outside pit.

Servants likely would have poured water into the toilet bowl every time it was used. Back then, toilets of any kind would be considered a “luxury” item.

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