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5 09, 2017

What’s a chamber pot? Bathroom history

By |2019-08-20T22:36:51-07:00September 5th, 2017|Science|2 Comments

Woman using chamber pot (Athens, Greece, ca. 480 BC. Now in Berlin) Where did people go to the bathroom? Imagine if you had to leave your house and walk to a nearby field or forest every time you wanted to go to the bathroom, even if it was raining or in the middle [...]

13 06, 2017

Egyptian houses – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-09T23:55:19-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|0 Comments

A model of an Egyptian house found in a tomb from the First Intermediate Period (about 2100 BC) Most Egyptian people lived in small houses like this one. The house was built out of mudbrick, with wooden beams holding up the flat mud roof. Our word "adobe" for mudbrick comes from the ancient [...]

7 06, 2017

Water and sewage in ancient China

By |2018-04-18T18:18:11-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Science|0 Comments

Han Dynasty model of an outhouse (ca. 100 AD) People in China, like other people around the world, used human poop to fertilize their fields and grow more food. In this picture, you can see a system where when you wanted to go to the bathroom you climbed up the stairs to this [...]