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Roman toilet paper mistaken for toys
Catholic Online ^ | 1-18-2013

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:05 PM PST by Renfield

Ancient artifacts in a British museum have been reclassified as Roman toilet paper. Previously they were displayed as gaming pieces until researchers took another look at them. The artifacts are made of ceramic, and would have been rather - uncomfortable.

LONDON, ENGLAND (Catholic Online) - Dr. Robert Symmons, curator of the Fisbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex, has announced that new research indicates the ceramic disks, once identified as gaming pieces, were used as sanitary devices, the ancient equivalent of toilet paper.....

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TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; romanempire; romans; romantoiletpaper; toiletpaper

Pessoi as displayed by Dr. Symmons.

1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:15 PM PST by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:36:47 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I guess they didn’t know how to use the 3 seashells.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:44:05 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Renfield

Pelosi?


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:48 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Renfield

What the hell is that under his finger nails?


5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:04 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Renfield

I’ve seen Haitians use large flat pebbles on children (and I assume on themselves.) When they get down they just fling them away like skipping a stone.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:09 PM PST by far sider
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To: Renfield

I doubt they were that uncomfortable. The Romans were not likely using them to scrape dingleberrie. They would have used Roman baths to get rid of the excess.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Renfield

Thanks for the post. I tweeted the link.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:21 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: D_Idaho

CAN’T squeeze the Charminus


9 posted on 01/24/2013 1:51:15 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: D_Idaho

ROFL!


10 posted on 01/24/2013 1:53:35 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: martinidon; tx_eggman
What the hell is that under his finger nails?

The man did his research... after all, he IS a scientist!
11 posted on 01/24/2013 1:59:30 PM PST by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Renfield

What kind of research where they doing???


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:00:53 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Renfield

Didn’t they have corn cobs in Rome?


13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:02:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Renfield

Now that he found Roman toilet paper, he should continue his search and find a Roman razor.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:04:31 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Renfield
Greeks, Romans wiped their a$$es with pottery discs
15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:05:17 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: D_Idaho

Here’s an in depth explanation on how to use the three sea shells.

http://www.i-mockery.com/shorts/three-seashells/default.php


16 posted on 01/24/2013 2:08:42 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Actually, probably not. Public baths get nasty quickly even if people wash off first. Going in dirty is universally regarded as gross.

As well, the Romans were fairly big believers in what passed for hygiene. They would use skin scrapers after a hot sauna, and if they could be criticized it was for using communal sea sponges as TP, though they would be washed out after each use.

Urine was collected in urns for the clothes cleaners. Since most garments were lightly colored wool, the ammonia in the urine was quite effective in cleaning them, of course rinsing them out after.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 2:37:35 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Venturer

No I think maize was from the New World.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 2:47:12 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Venturer

Nope. Corn was a “new world” plant, unknown to the Romans.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 3:04:15 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

time for a nice game of doody disc.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 4:41:44 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 4:00:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Renfield

Ok while the subject matter may be unappealing it got me to thinking (and thats never good). Native Americans have left artifacts called Discoidal’s and it’s always been assumed just like the link shows that they were gaming pieces. While I’ve never found a Discoidal on the ranch I have found hundreds of oblong very smooth stones that very in length from 4-6 inches, widths of 2-4 inches with thickness of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. First I assumed they were hammer stones yet they show no signs of impact, then I thought maybe they were used for indirect percussion. This has made me rethink their purpose and the reason their always found in old camp sites.

DISCOIDAL

http://lithiccastinglab.com/gallery-pages/frankeauctionhematieaxlrg.htm

If we say they were used for cleaning the back side then that explains allot of what I’m not seeing when I look at it as a tool. Their always polished smooth and all pretty much share the same shape. When your done doing your business you just rub it in the dirt and clean it off for the next use.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 4:40:37 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

That’s an excellent observation!


23 posted on 02/03/2013 3:15:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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