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Insula of Diana, Ostia- Reconstruction

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Only two stories of this insula survive today but this reconstruction provides an idea of what it might have looked like around 150 AD. It features shops on the bottom floor and balconies that firefighters may have used to extinguish flames. This drawing allows us to imagine the typical 5-story insula in the Roman world.