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Regio V - Insula I - Horrea V,I,2

This store-building measures c. 59 x 45 meters. It has been excavated only partly. It was built with opus reticulatum with a few bricks, that has been dated to c. 50 AD. In the interior are rooms (7 x 4 meters) arranged around a courtyard. A curved wall in the north-west part has been dated to the fourth century (opus latericium). Recent geophysical research by Michael Heinzelmann suggests that it is part of the arena of a small amphitheatre, that had been installed in the building. Nearby is a large concentration of basalt blocks, possibly a dump of the excavators.

Plan of the building. After SO I.


Part of the late curved wall, seen from the south-east.
Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

[jthb - 1-Dec-2007]