Foundations of a Roman house

Most na Soči

Not far from the Archaeological Museum in the center of the new residential area stand the renovated foundations of a Roman atrium house, which illustrate the high housing standards of the time. It used to be a single-story house built of stone and covered with terracotta roof-tiles - tegula and imbrex. The Roman invention in building construction was the use of mortar as cement.

While it still stood, the building complex had a sweating room - a small square watertight and pressurized room with a stone bench and a hearth beneath it. The covered courtyard - an atrium with an outdoor fireplace - lay directly next to the living quarters.

Excavations conducted at the end of the 19th century confirmed that the inhabitants of Most na Soči used central heating, or a hypocaust, in Roman times.

More: Cultural and historical trail of Most na Soči

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Foundations of a Roman house are freely accessible.