Archaeologists announced the discovery of a 2,700 year-old toilet, complete with septic tank, in a large ancient building along the Haas Promenade, just south of Jerusalem.
A couple of other toilets have been found in Jerusalem and Judah over the years, including the Lachish toilet in early 2016. An indoor toilet appears to have been a luxury afforded by a wealthy few during Iron Age Judah (a.k.a. the Divided Kingdom period).
This toilet has a septic tank that may have been cleaned out occasionally by servants or slaves. A number of bowls were found in the room, which archaeologist Yaakov Billig suggests may have held aromatic substances to act as air fresheners.
Archaeologist Yaakov Billig, who excavated this toilet, notes this it was located in a palace-like building with Judahite royal capitals in its architecture. It may have belonged to a king of Judah. Could this have been the other throne of a biblical king?