Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Putridarium “Corpse Toilets"

Putridarium, or as Elizabeth Harper calls them “corpse toilets,” were underground crypts built in Italian churches from Milan to Sicily.  Putridarium had toilet-like seats carved into stone where corpses were placed in a seating position during decomposition.  Fluids would drain out during putrefaction leaving only the bones.  

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