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Regio I - Insula XII - Caseggiato a tabernae (I,XII,10)

To the west of the palaestra of the Terme del Foro (I,XII,6) and along the Cardo is a double row of large shops. They were built in opus latericium during the reign of Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). To the east is a portico belonging to the palaestra, along the west facade is a brick portico. In the south part is a large staircase, accessible from the palaestra and the adjacent rooms. In the back part of two shops the lower part of a staircase has been preserved. A wooden ladder continued to the mezzanine floor.

In the room in the north-east corner a bar was installed. It could be entered from the north and east. In the north-east corner of the room, partly blocking the northern entrance, is the bar counter, built in opus vittatum (third century?). It was decorated with white marble. A mortar was placed on top by the excavators. In the lower part of the counter is a basin.

Plan of the Caseggiato

Plan of the Caseggiato. After SO I.


The bar in the north-east room, from the south-west. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.