Reconstruction view of Roman town in the early 4th century

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Reconstruction view of Roman town in the early 4th century

The reconstruction shows the appearance of the late Roman town as it may have been at the height of its prosperity in the early 4th century. At its centre are the public buildings: the basilica (town hall) and forum (market), with the public baths on the sloping ground beside them. At this time many large stone buildings occupied the surrounding plots.

Since this painting was prepared some years ago our impression has been that many of the outlying plots were less densely occupied than this suggests.

Acknowledgments: E. Haddon-West, Exeter Archaeology