villa rustica – “Römervilla” at Ahrweiler

miscellany

thumbnail image of the model of the villa rustica, click for more
the villa structures

ceiling and wall paintings

The tonneau ceiling of an anteroom has been reconstructed and fragments of the ceiling painting re-affixed. All (most?) ceilings in the house were of the tonneau style.

The floors were of stone only. There was aeration between the walls to let warm air through.

sections of anteroom ceiling
anteroom with reconstructed ceiling
painted wall Wall decoration of room 15, 2nd/3rd century.
This room also had a tiled stove
section, painted wall
section, painted wall fragments and drawing of a wall painting
  fragments and drawing of a wall painting
Marble samples

marble samples

Marble sample

tile would be laid out to dry, and children and animals would walk over them and leave their marks

right: cat
below: child
below right: domestic dog
Others shown are from pheasant, weasel, pole cat, squirrel, and probably sheep
cat's foot imprint
child's foot imprint dog's paw imprint
roof tile
roof tiles

miscellaneous: nails, hinges, etc.

miscellaneous: nails, hinges, etcetera

miscellaneous: nails, hinges, etcetera
miscellaneous: nails, hinges, etcetera

fractions of a mask and reconstruction

fractions of a mask and reconstruction


schoolboys' graffiti

1. qui bene non didicet garrulus esse solet : He who has not learned well becomes a chatterbox
2. scribtum me docuit grati condelis habena : The whip of the cruel Grat(t)ius has taught me reading
school boys' graffiti school boys' graffiti, German translation

thumbnail image of the model of the villa rustica, click for more
the villa structures


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