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How high were the Roman houses?
They were usually one story high.
Why were the houses really never attractive?
They were never attractive because they only had a few windows and the walls were very high.
Where was the main entrance located?
The main entrance was located on the side by the sidewalk.
What latin word describes the door?
The latin word is ianua.
What latin word describes the door?
The latin word is ianua.
Where did the visitors go after they entered the house?
After they entered the house they walked in to a short corridor.
Where did the corridor lead to?
It led to the reception hall.
What was the most important part of the house?
The reception hall.
What was a compluvium?
It was a sloped roof.
What was the impluvium?
It was a pool full of rainwater which was used a showpiece.
What was used as a door for the around the reception hall?
In place of a wooden door they used heavy curtains.