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Regio V - Insula XI - Portico del Monumento Repubblicano and Magazzino Annonario (V,XI,4-5)

The Porticus of the Republican Monument is located to the south of the Decumanus Maximus, near the theatre. Behind the porticus is a row of four shops, behind which is a large hall. The building was named after the republican funerary monument V,XI,6, to the east. It was built during the reign of Commodus (opus latericium).

A corridor to the east of the shops leads to a wedge-shaped, Hadrianic store building. At the north end is a large hall with two rows of brick piers. Later many rooms, perhaps workshops, were created in the hall. To the south is an open area with more than 100 storage jars (dolia), that probably contained olive oil or wine. The area to the south, with a staircase and some piers, has not been completely excavated yet.

Plan of the buildings. After SO I.


Remains of dolia. In the background is the theatre. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

A dolium. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker (featuring Leonard Bakker).

[jthb - 8-May-2005]