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Houses in Roman Egypt

In Roman Egypt a new house type developed: the houses are built on a small piece of ground, but are often three storeys high or more, changing the dominant axis from horizontal to vertical. These houses are well represented in terracotta models of houses found in Egypt. Not all tower models necessarily represent domestic architecture: UC 50582 is perhaps a representation of the Pharos (light house) at Alexandria.

For a similar house, excavated at Karanis, click here; see too Roman houses in Ehnasya

further reading:

Maehler 1983 (on Roman houses in the Fayum)


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