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Roman insulae – apartments – Roman architecture

By |2018-04-15T16:06:47+00:00September 4th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Insulae at Ostia (can you see where the wooden balconies would have been?) In big cities, most Romans lived in apartment buildings we call insulae (IN-sue-lie), or islands (because they often took up a whole city block). During the 100s AD, there were almost 50,000 apartment buildings in Rome (mostly with many families living [...]