Pompeii, Italy


The Macellum (also known as covered market) the city’s business core, dates back to 2nd Century BC. It has undergone several modifications over time. Workshops were placed outside while inside small tabernae were.

The plinths in front of the portico at the entrance held statues portraying illustrious citizens. The area on the right hand side was used to sell meat and fish. The left side area may have been used for banquets to honor the Emperor, who had a honorary niche in the middle of the deep-end wall dedicated to.

The building had a cone shaped roof and its walls were decorated with fictionary architecture and panels depicting figures, mythological characters, and still lives.