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Regio VII

Pistrinum of Modesto


The mills are composed of two millstones of volcanic rock and a brick base to hold them. The lower stone (meta) was conical, while the upper one (catillus) was hollow at the top and biconical. 


Using a wooden framework with two jutting arms it was turned either by man-power or by mule-power and they took up the whole area of the floor of the mill. The grain was poured slowly into the cavity of tha catillus, crashed between tha surfaces of the two stones and collected as flour around the circular stone base which was protected by a thin sheet of lead. Tha presence of the counters for kneading dough, the ovens and the shops for selling, all next to the mills show that tha bread industry was still primitive in ancient times.


Suburban Baths | Temple of Apollo

Weights and Measures Office | Forum Olitorium

Temple of Jupiter | Macellum

Sacello Larum pubblicorum | Temple of Vespasian

Building of Eumachia | Stabian Baths

House of Sirico | Brothel

Pistrinum of Modesto | Temple of Fortuna Augusta

Forum Baths | Via delle Terme

Via della Fortuna | Vicolo del Lupanare


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