One Of the Oldest Flush Toilets Found And Its 2400 Years Old
If you thought they only had outhouses or leaves in the woods a few thousand years ago, think again because a 2400-year-old flush toilet has been found.
We All Have To Go
We all have to go and people have been in a variety of ways for tens of thousands of years.
You might have a cabin up north that still doesn't have plumbing and a trusty old outhouse is out back to get you through hunting season.
Some toilet setups are different than others and hopefully it's not raining, snowing, or a big crowd when you hop on this toilet seat. I hope that is mud on the front of this toilet box.
When Was Plumbing Invented?
It figures that the folks who built the pyramids in Egypt built one of the oldest known plumbing systems around 4000 to 2500 B.C. Those Egyptian engineers were very crafty and used a very intricate piping system to keep the water flowing where it needed to go.
Who Invented the Toilet?
According to Live Science, the first known toilets were created in ancient Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago but there is no record of who actually designed them.
2,400-Year-Old Toilet Discovered In China
Looking at the photo above of a toilet that was discovered last year in China, my guess is you sit on the other side and gravity will do the rest. Archaeologists say this flush toilet is somewhere between 2,200 and 2,400 years old. You can see the pipe and it leads to a series of pipes that empties in an outdoor pit. I would hate to see the plumber bill if you had to call a guy out to replace it.