Saturday, October 23, 2004
On a lighter note, just because I'm tired of political dirty tricks today, German archeologists have found Martin Luther's toilet.
The 450-year-old toilet, which was very advanced for its time, is made out of stone blocks and, unusually, has a seat with a hole. Underneath is a cesspool attached to a primitive drain.How thoroughly modern of him. Beats a hole in the back forty.
"This is a great find," Stefan Rhein, director of the Luther Memorial Foundation, said. "Particularly because we're talking about someone whose texts we have concentrated on for years, while little attention has been paid to anything three-dimensional and human behind them. Rhein said the foundation would stop at letting the annual 80,000 visitors to Wittenberg sit on the toilet. "There's a point where you have to draw the line," he said.I would certainly hope so.
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