Roman residential house - Villa
The noble and richer Romans lived in large residential buildings - Roman villas.
These usually extended over an entire block, so-called insula.
The inner courtyard, the atrium, belongs to a Roman villa.
In the centre of the atrium there was a fountain, the so-called Impluvium, which collected the water when it rained.
All around it were the bedrooms ( Cubiculum ) and the dining room.
In the dining room ( triclinium ) one ate comfortably in a lying position.
The peristylium, an inner courtyard with a garden, could be reached via a passageway.
was bordered by a colonnade.
The wealthy Roman families used elaborate mosaics as flooring and the walls were artistically painted with frescoes.
The most famous site of such villas, with all their special features and works of art, can still be admired in Pompeii today.
There were only a few pieces of furniture in the rooms. Mostly beds ( Clinen), chairs, small tables and chests, shelves and also cupboards.
As lighting in the mostly windowless rooms were oil lamps in various shapes and sizes.
- 4 stable pages made of cardboard paper
- printed in colour
- to tinker in a self-explanatory way
- only scissors and glue are needed
Have fun doing handicrafts!
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