2,400-year-old Flush Toilet discovered in China

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Beijing) -- Archeologists in China have turned up the remains of what might be the world's oldest known flush toilet.

Chinese state media reported last week that a research team found broken parts of a 24-hundred-year-old toilet, along with a bent flush pipe, last summer.

The ancient sanitation device was discovered among palace ruins at an archeological site in central China.

According to the state-owned China Daily, the researchers believe the toilet was located inside the palace, with a pipe leading to an outside pit.

Servants likely would have poured water into the toilet bowl every time it was used.