Medieval parasite-filled poop found in Jerusalem latrine

March 30, 2015 11:46 AM

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Medieval parasite-filled poop found in Jerusalem latrine

The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.

The people who used the latrine may have been long-distance traders or on a pilgrimage, likely from Northern Europe, where these parasites were common, the researchers said.

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