Plan of a Typical Roman Fort

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Mediatus
published on 31 October 2016

A plan of the layout of a typical Roman fort. Buildings included barracks, accommodation for the commanding officer (praetorium), granaries (horrea), workshops (fabricae), a hospital (valetudinarium), a cistern, and in the case of larger forts, a number of shops (tabernae) or a market (marcellum) and Roman baths. Thr large central building is the principia where assemblies were held, the legion's standards were kept, as well as an arsenal and offices. (Iciniacum, Germany)

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