Internal latrineA private latrine inside the villa Villa Romana del Casale / Piazza Armerina / Sicily / Italy
The latrine has served the persons who were granted access to the peristyle. It is a semicircular room, with the seats along the curved wall. A few of the marble seats are still in place. Underneath is a canal for permanently running water. This system of latrines were very common and can also be seen in the Public latrines in Ostia Antica.
The floor is covered by a well preserved mosaic showing five animals. At the top there is an ass, a hare and a partridge, at the bottom a bustard and a serval.
Prints of the photographs are available — read more here.
The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Peristyle - The central open space in a Roman house (Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
- Public Latrines (Ostia Antica, Lazio, Italy)
- Thermal baths - The bathing complex of the villa (Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
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