3,500-year-old toilet found in Vietnam

Published on June 15th, 2012 | by Admin


A latrine, complete with human and dog feces, has been found at Rach Nui in Vietnam.

Archaeologists have found what is believed to be Vietnam’s earliest latrine during the excavation of a neolithic village in the country’s south.

More than 30 preserved faeces from humans and dogs containing fish and shattered animal bones have been located in the five-metre tall ancient mound called Rach Nui.

“A detailed analysis of these will provide a wealth of information on both the diet of humans and dogs at Rach Nui but also on the types of parasites each had to contend with,” Australian National University team leader Dr Marc Oxenham said in a statement.

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Story: SBS.com.au | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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