Just a few decades ago, when you asked this question, maybe people in many parts of the world would ask you the opposite, what is toilet paper? In China, the widespread use of toilet paper to wipe buttocks occurred after the 1980s and it was limited to cities, in most rural areas, people would use discarded paper and newspaper. … However, the question here is that in ancient times there was no toilet paper, how did the ancients solve this problem?
In fact, according to many records left in ancient China, people often used bamboo tags or wood chips to solve this problem after every toilet visit and according to many other unorthodox information people still Use leaves, stones, soil …
During the Greco-Roman period from 332 BC to AD 642, the Greeks and Romans used something called Xylospongium – a wooden stick tied to a sponge to wipe the buttocks. It is often believed that this type of tool is placed in public restrooms.
However, some researchers believe that Xylospongium is not used to clean buttocks, but to clean toilets, similar to current tampons. There are also many records that the Greeks and Romans used a ceramic called Pessoi to wipe the rump, which is usually round or oval. This personal item sometimes even has enemies’ names engraved on it.
In the Middle East, people used their own hands to catch water and solve problems, while in ancient Japan people used to use wooden sticks … Until 1857, paper samples were used to solve problems. The first birth was born, it gradually became popular today.