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I saw this a number of days ago. I didn't read this article specifically, but the one I read brought out that the horns of the idol in the chamber were desecrated and the toilet was shown to be unused, seeming to be more symbolic than anything since that chamber was considered the most holy of holies in that altar.

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The Stone Throne:

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Putting a privvy in a false god's sacred place seems to have been common practice back then:

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WHY INSTALL A TOILET?

Putting a latrine at a holy site was considered to be sacrilege as it soiled a religious location that was to be respected.

Evidence of abolishing cultic locations by installing a toilet in them is known in the Bible.

In the case of Jehu destroying the cult of Baʽal in Samaria, the bible states: “And they demolished the pillar of Baʽal, and demolished the house of Baʽal, and made it a latrine to this day” (II Kings 10:27). 

The discovery at Tel Lachish, however, is the first time that an archaeological find confirms this practice. 

Same article Sister Anna cited
 

I wonder how they flushed it?Thinking scratchchin.gif

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