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Regio IV - Insula I - Botteghe IV,I,9

Along the north-east side of the Campus of the Magna Mater and the street is a row of shops. The facade is Hadrianic. The masonry behind is of inferior quality, and its date is uncertain. Between the shops is the pedimented entrance leading to the campus. Holes in the threshold show that the entrance could be closed. Behind the entrance is a "vestibule" with benches along the sides. The floor consists of a ramp covered with opus spicatum, sloping downwards towards the campus. Presumably the ramp facilitated the arrival and departure of wagons as part of processions.



The Campus of the Magna Mater. After Meiggs 1973, fig. 26.

[jthb - 8-Feb-2004]