Friday, November 1, 2013

Ostia Antica, 2

Continuing our day in Ostia...it is a huge place that we'll have to see again to take it all in....
In the House of Psyche and Cupid



















Nice marble flooring















Anne Boleyn?



















Tank farm; seriously, these are huge amphora, sunk in the
ground, for storing (olive) oil















Remnant of the Jewish temple; Ostia was half a millennium
old when the Diaspora began...















Long John Silver's; a seafood restaurant














Now in the Taverna of Diana (another restarant), in the Insula
of Diana; an Insula was a large apartment building or hotel...
Augustus limited them to 65 feet in height
















One of the many warehouses, Horrea Epagathania














Another of the many horrea, warehouses, in Ostia; it took a lot of
grain to feed the million people up-river in Rome
















And bread to feed the people of Ostia; here, one of the many
bakeries















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