project banner image
Descriptive Attribute Value(s)
Publictation Status Published
Publictation Year 2016
Definition Northern Wall - room2
Formation Process Construction
Stratigraphic Reliability Good
Stratigraphic Unit Type Anthropic
Elevation Maximum 63.0
Elevation Minimum 63.0
In Elevation Drawing False
Has Photosmodels True
Observations hot dry conditions, excavated with pickaxe and trowel
Position central western part of area B in 2010
Shape linear
Structure Dimensions length 7.78 m, width 0.46 m, height 0.35 m
Structure Description The width of the wall is very consistent despite the fact that different size tufo slabs and travertine slabs wer used to fill the places within the wall where no ashlar blocks were used. This leads to different numbers of courses within the masonry. And tufo fragments were used too, to fix some holes in between the ashlars.
Originally Filled Date 2010-08-03
Originally Revised Date 2010-08-03
Originally Entered Date 2010-11-07
Record Revised Date 2016-04-26
Interpretation This is one of two walls which create a kind of peristyle within the building/property we were excavating. Both walls abut each other and are constructed by cutting the tufo floow 1173, 1231, 1216, 1215 (which were one large floor originally). Also wall 1226 was cut into the tufo floor, so that there might be a contemporary relationship between walls 1186 and 1187 and 1226 - which marks a phase of reorganization of this property.
Suggested Citation

Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato. (2017) "Unit 1187 from Europe/Italy/Gabii/Area B". In The Gabii Project. Rachel Opitz, Marcello Mogetta, Nicola Terrenato (Ed). Released: 2017-06-04. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

Editorial Status
Part of Project
Copyright License

To the extent to which copyright applies, this content carries the above license. Follow the link to understand specific permissions and requirements.

Required Attribution: Citation and reference of URIs (hyperlinks)