Capitoline Insula - Ancient Rome Live

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Darius Arya
by American Institute for Roman Culture
published on 16 February 2020
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Insula (plural: insulae) was an ancient Latin term for a city block, but it was also the name of a type of tenement building common in ancient Roman cities. These cramped, often haphazardly constructed buildings usually had lower levels made of brick, while the higher stories were constructed of cheaper material, particularly wood. The higher levels were also often more poorly constructed and less spacious.

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