Monday, July 10, 2017

Roman ruins, Rimini, Italy

In the middle of Rimini is a wonderful archeological site: the ruins of two old Roman apartment houses, uncovered and preserved in situ in a low half-buried building capping the location where they were discovered beneath a city square. Most of what you see is the floors, but enough low wall bases remain to get a good sense of the shape of these upper-middle-class homes from two thousand years in the past. The size is not unlike that of one of the smaller New York City apartments today.