A brief history of toilets - Francis de los Reyes

Explore the history of the toilet and how waste management has evolved from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern-day. --

On sunny days, citizens of ancient Rome could be found exchanging news and gossip while attending to more urgent business at the public latrines.

Today, most cultures consider trips to the restroom to be a more private occasion.

But even when going alone, our shared sewage infrastructure is one of the most pivotal inventions in human history. Francis de Los Reyes shares the history of the toilet. Lesson by Francis de Los Reyes, directed by Igor Coric, Artrake Studio.