What a place Jesus chose to be born in...the middle east.
Well, I am thinking that it has more to do with the backward cultures of many who have inhabited the area since. After all, the lands that the Crusaders came from wound up advancing in terms of hygiene.
When I looked at that beautifully preserved toilet I thought about how advanced it is compared to elimination practices still in use in many places in the world.
I don't know your ancestry, but if you are of English, Irish, and Scottish stock like me, realize that the holy land was a more civlizied place than where we were 2000 years ago.