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500-year-old ‘unflushed loo’ yields medieval artifacts

A 500-year-old ancient drain in Scotland is turning out to be a goldmine for archaeologists. An initial excavation revealed an arched corridor almost 6ft high, and uncovered pottery fragments and gaming pieces, a complete chamber pot, and other artefacts. Archaeology professor Steven Driscoll, part of the Glasgow team, said the site was

17th century toilet found at Taunton Castle

The remains of a 17th century privy, possibly used by 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys, has been uncovered at Taunton Castle in Somerset. As well as the 17th Century toilet, several even older features have been uncovered. It is belived the loo was built when the castle was used for the Bloody Assizes in