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Roman houses – Ancient Rome

By |2018-12-04T13:02:33+00:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

A model of a typical house (from Egypt) Living in one room Most people in the Roman Empire lived with their whole family in one room of a sort of small apartment house. These were built, like many cheap apartment houses in the United States today, around two or three sides of a courtyard, one or [...]

Roman bedrooms – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-24T23:32:01+00:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|

Etruscan bed-frame (in the Vatican Museum, Rome) This is an Etruscan bed-frame. Roman bed-frames were pretty much the same. It would have had a mattress on top of it, stuffed with feathers or straw, and wool blankets. This frame is made of bronze, so it has lasted and we can see it. But most Etruscan and Roman beds would have been [...]