The Barracks

The Barracks There were 13 barracks blocks within the fort, each capable of holding a century (80 men). Only 3 complete blocks remain visible, though one of them, building XV, seems to be constructed differently from the others and may have been used for stables, and later as a hall for the collection of taxes.

Here we can see an excellent example of the layout of a contubernium.  It was split into two sections, the closest to us being the papilo, which was used for sleeping accomodation and was shared by about 8 men.  The front room, or arma, was used to store equipment.  


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