The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


You didn't know it was missing ...

Last October, just in time for celebrating the Reformation, came this news: German archaeologists found Martin Luther's toilet. Some experts have thought for years that Luther, who suffered from chronic constipation, wrote his 95 Theses on das klo, as the Germans call it.

But they didn't know where it was until recently stumbling across the remains of an annex to Luther's home in Wittenberg, Germany. The Luther Memorial Foundation won't let the 80,000 annual visitors to Wittenberg sit on the remarkably advanced toilet, says director Stefan Rhein, adding: "There's a point where you have to draw the line."


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