Grandi Magazzini Di Settimio Severo

The Grandi Magazzini di Settimio Severo was a large L-shaped, brick-faced, concrete structure situated immediately to the left of the entrance to the hexagonal basin. Its two wings of rooms, each two storeys high, faced onto an open area which fronted the canal leading to the Trajanic basin. The building had been identified as a Severan period warehouse (horreum) but a later study of the brickstamps indicated an earlier Antonine date for the structure. Sometime after its construction, a vaulted passageway was built on its northeast corner connecting it to the northwest corner of the Palazzo Imperiale.

 

Interpretation of the geophysical evidence for the Grandi Magazzini di Settimio Severo (highlighted in pink)
Aerial view of the easternmost sector of the Grande Magazzini di Settimio Severo, showing the different rooms opening southwards onto an internal courtyard: the hexagonal basin is visible at the top of the picture
A view along the easternmost arm of the Grande Magazzini di Settimio Severo, showing the two different stories of vaulted rooms

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