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Regio I - Insula XVII - Fullonica delle Terme del Mitra (I,XVII,2)

This fulling establishment was installed in the service area of the Baths of Mithras.

To the east of the caldarium (A) is a public urinal. The urine was led through a lead pipe to the north-east part of the underground area, where it was collected in a vessel, and used in a tiny fullery consisting of two rooms with a few basins and benches.


Photographs and plans



Plan of the service area. North is to the right. From Nielsen-Schioler 1980, fig. 1.
The niche in which the statue of Vulcanus was found is in the south-west part and marked X.
The fullery is in the north-east part and marked Ful/Ful. The mithraeum is in the north-west part.



The presumed fullery in the service area: the northern room seen from the south-west.
Photograph: Melissa Sellers.



The presumed fullery in the service area: the basins in the
southern room. Photograph: Eric Taylor.



The presumed fullery in the service area: the southern room seen
from the east. Photograph: Eric Taylor.

[jthb - 2-Apr-2006]