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Storage vessels

Storage was an important factor for survival and well-being at the frontier. Stockstadt was a trade centre where many goods changed hands.

Many cellars were excavated in the Stockstadt vicus. Their walls were of rubblestone and the window frames of red sandstone. Large storage vessels contained grain, dried vegetables like peas and field beans, and probably also beer. The streets were lined with stands selling these goods.

Vicus excavation 1990.

Storage vessels and cellar window from the Stockstadt vicus
1 Storage vessels and cellar window from the Stockstadt vicus © Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg

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