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  • The lararium was a shrine to the guardian spirits of the Roman household. Family members performed daily rituals at this shrine to guarantee the protection of these domestic spirits, the most significant of which were the lares. 

These spirits were depicted as two young men in dancing postures, holding drinking horns. They were most frequently represented by small bronze statuettes.The lararium was a shrine to the guardian spirits of the Roman household. Family members performed daily rituals at this shrine to guarantee the protection of these domestic spirits, the most significant of which were the lares. 

These spirits were depicted as two young men in dancing postures, holding drinking horns. They were most frequently represented by small bronze statuettes.4/7/2007
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  • This is a hands on exhibit where you can figure out how the key works the lock.This is a hands on exhibit where you can figure out how the key works the lock.4/7/2007
  • Toilets were usually found within the bath house on isolated estates, such was probably also the case here in Hechingen-Stein. This had the advantage of making use of the already installed fresh and waste water conduits. A water canal was located directly under the row of seats which were usually made of wood. One can easily picture the water, flowing downhill, being channelled under the row of toilet seats. Perhaps the used bath water was also channelled through here. In front of the seats there was another canal with fresh, flowing water. Using this water and with a sponge, one could clean oneself. There was no wall between the individual seats. Latrines were a social gathering place for doing all sorts of "business".
Toilets were usually found within the bath house on isolated estates, such was probably also the case here in Hechingen-Stein. This had the advantage of making use of the already installed fresh and waste water conduits. A water canal was located directly under the row of seats which were usually made of wood. One can easily picture the water, flowing downhill, being channelled under the row of toilet seats. Perhaps the used bath water was also channelled through here. In front of the seats there was another canal with fresh, flowing water. Using this water and with a sponge, one could clean oneself. There was no wall between the individual seats. Latrines were a social gathering place for doing all sorts of "business".
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  • A bath house was an essential part of nearly every Roman Villa. The bathing ritual was complicated and was carried out in various rooms.
There was a changing room (apodyterium). From here, one moved on to the cold bath (frigidarium) to begin bathing. The large room in the foreground (tepidarium) had a heated pavement and served as preparation for the hot baths and for relaxation. Gymnastics and beauty treatment took place in this room.
The hot bath (caldarium) in the background also had floor heating. A large wooden bathing tub was located here or the room could be used for a steam bath.
A bath house was an essential part of nearly every Roman Villa. The bathing ritual was complicated and was carried out in various rooms.
There was a changing room (apodyterium). From here, one moved on to the cold bath (frigidarium) to begin bathing. The large room in the foreground (tepidarium) had a heated pavement and served as preparation for the hot baths and for relaxation. Gymnastics and beauty treatment took place in this room.
The hot bath (caldarium) in the background also had floor heating. A large wooden bathing tub was located here or the room could be used for a steam bath.
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  • The passage from the main building to the bath was given a colonnade at a later phase in the construction of the Villa. Thus, it was easy to get to the bath in any kind of weather.
The passage from the main building to the bath was given a colonnade at a later phase in the construction of the Villa. Thus, it was easy to get to the bath in any kind of weather.
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  • Copies of Roman furniture following models from Pompeii create an impression of the style of living of the original inhabitants.
The picture shows a Roman dining room (triclinium) in which, according to the then prevalent custom, meals were taken in a reclining position.
Numerous fragments of painted wall plaster which were found during the excavation show that the walls were once covered with brightly coloured frescos.
Copies of Roman furniture following models from Pompeii create an impression of the style of living of the original inhabitants.
The picture shows a Roman dining room (triclinium) in which, according to the then prevalent custom, meals were taken in a reclining position.
Numerous fragments of painted wall plaster which were found during the excavation show that the walls were once covered with brightly coloured frescos.
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  • According to the results of the excavation, the kitchens were in the area to the left and right of the main entry. The reconstructed kitchen is equipped with the simple cooking utensils which were found on the spot. These are simple pottery and bronze cooking pots in various forms, storage jars in various sizes, iron knives and ladles and various other small cooking tools. According to the results of the excavation, the kitchens were in the area to the left and right of the main entry. The reconstructed kitchen is equipped with the simple cooking utensils which were found on the spot. These are simple pottery and bronze cooking pots in various forms, storage jars in various sizes, iron knives and ladles and various other small cooking tools. 4/7/2007
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  • Three of the more than twenty rooms of the main building have a floor heating system. There is a space under the floor of each of these rooms. From here, a small channel leads to the adjacent room. A fire was lit there, and the warmed air was directed under the floor. Via hollow tiles in the walls, the air rose to a chimney above. The heating of the floor and the walls lead to a very agreeable smoke-free room climate which was much superior to the then usual heating method using open charcoal burners or fires.
Three of the more than twenty rooms of the main building have a floor heating system. There is a space under the floor of each of these rooms. From here, a small channel leads to the adjacent room. A fire was lit there, and the warmed air was directed under the floor. Via hollow tiles in the walls, the air rose to a chimney above. The heating of the floor and the walls lead to a very agreeable smoke-free room climate which was much superior to the then usual heating method using open charcoal burners or fires.
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  • The main building is in the style known as "Porticusvilla with Siderisalits". Characteristic are the two corner wings jutting forward and connected by an open-air colonnade, the porticus. The main building is in the style known as "Porticusvilla with Siderisalits". Characteristic are the two corner wings jutting forward and connected by an open-air colonnade, the porticus. 4/7/2007
  • The main building is in the style known as "Porticusvilla with Siderisalits". Characteristic are the two corner wings jutting forward and connected by an open-air colonnade, the porticus. The main building is in the style known as "Porticusvilla with Siderisalits". Characteristic are the two corner wings jutting forward and connected by an open-air colonnade, the porticus. 4/7/2007
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