Roman Empire has a history of over 2,000 years and they are known to have brought in some of the first attempts of real sanitation, back in the day. Romanization was all about bathing, using the toilets and their maintenance so that the feces could be kept away from the streets. However, as “sanitary” as it may seem, it may not have been the healthiest option for the public. According to a latest study published in the journal of Parasitology, Roman toilets, and rotting fish sauce, may have led to spread of parasites all across the continent of Europe,
A recently published study on parasites in Ancient Rome revealed startling evidence of prevalence of parasites across Roman-occupied Europe despite state-of-the-art sanitation technologies and other similar innovations.
A UK-based study led by University of Cambridge experts revealed that Roman public works and sanitation technologies were filled with traces of various kinds of parasites suggesting that Ancient Rome wasn’t exactly clean as we had initially imagined.