I remember one of my lecturer's at Liverpool University telling a
similar story - how a student on one of Sir Flinders Petrie's excavations
had the temerity to ask where the toilet paper was, only to be told "Toilet
paper? Toilet paper? I always use a pot sherd!"
> While on the topic, has anyone else heard the story about the Near Eastern
> dig's toilet tent which ends "Oh, Sir Flinders alway used sherds"? Sounds
> bit dubious to me.
> (with apologies for bringing down the level of discussion to a new low)
> Paul Barford