A load of old crap.
2,200-Year-Old Flush Toilet Found in China Likely One of The Oldest Ever Discovered
Archeologists excavating the ruins of a palace in the city of Yueyang were surprised to find this flush toilet. (China.org.cn/Facebook)
Archeologists in China uncovered a flush toilet that is likely one of the oldest ever discovered, China's state news agency reported earlier this week
. While excavating two large buildings in the ruins of the palace in the city of Yueyang, the researchers from the Institute of Archaeology at the China Academy of Social Sciences were surprised to make the discovery.
The toilet is estimated to be between 2,200 and 2,400 years old, from between the Warring States Period to the beginning of the Han Dynasty. The find is intriguing as the invention of the modern flush toilets is thought to be from Victorian England
Fan Mingyang, a design expert in ancient tools, said the toilet is "deceptively advanced" because of the water drainage system that is used in the modern day, according
to China's Global Times
A toilet bowl, other broken parts, and a pipe that led to an outdoor pit were discovered last summer. The "luxury object" would likely have only been used by high-ranking members of the palace found in China's Shaanxi province, Liu Rui, a member of the excavation team, told China Daily
He added it was that servants would have had to pour water into the toilet bowl every time it was used.
"It is the first and only flush toilet to be ever unearthed in China. Everybody at the site was surprised, and then we all burst into laughter," Liu told the paper. ...