Only the wealthiest Romans could afford a private house. The front door door opened onto a short passage leading to the 'atrium', a central court or entrance hall. Front rooms on either side of the passage were usually bedrooms. Sometimes, though, they were used as workshops or shops and had shutters that opened out to the street.
The centre of the atrium was open to the sky. Below this opening was a small pool to collect rainwater. If you were a guest or had business, you would be shown into the office, or 'tablinium', was often the grandest room of all. Extremely wealthy Romans also had a summer dining room, which looked out into the garden.
HOUSE AND GARDEN
The outside of a Roman town house was usually very plan, but inside it was decorated with colorful wall paintings and intricate mosaics.
Two sheets of card, pencil, ruler, scissors, self-hardening clay, cutting board, rolling pin, modeling tool, sandpaper, acrylic paint (blue, gold, green, yellow ocher), paintbrush, water pot.
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