Unique Roman loo seat unearthed at Hadrian's Wall

A wooden Roman toilet seat has been unearthed near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.

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Throne fit for an emperor

A wooden Roman toilet site has been found near Hadrian's Wall Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda

The only surviving wooden Roman toilet seat has been unearthed near Hadrian's Wall.

It was discovered intact at the Vindolanda site in Northumberland.

Archeaologists say it would have been more comfortable to sit on than stone in the chilly climate of the northern frontier.

The seat will take up to 18 months to conserve, once that process is complete it can be put on display.

The seat will take 18 months to conserve Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda
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