Medieval toilet found in Denmark

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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A 700-year-old latrine has been found in the medieval town of Odense in Denmark.

A number of Medieval wooden barrels have been uncovered in Denmark, revealing their less- than-glamorous contents.

Originally built to transport goods and store fish, the barrels were converted into latrines — still filled with their original contents.

“We are talking about 700-year-old latrines. And yes, they still smell bad,” Maria Elisabeth Lauridsen, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation, told Discovery News.

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Story: Tim Wall, Discovery | Photo: Discovery

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