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Reclining at the dining table

The living quarters of the "villae rusticae" were first built of wood, and later. beginning in the mid-second century, of stone. The living style changed and became more luxurious. Floor heating, baths, porticos and dining rooms were characteristic of the Mediterranean civilisation.

The dining room - "triclinium" - was a rectangular room with three recliners, three "klinae". The host - "patronus" - and his guests reclined on the couches while dining. A klinai has been reconstructed here.

Reconstructed couch (klinai), Museum Schloss Steinheim

Reconstructed klinai
1 Reconstructed klinai © Museum Schloss Steinheim

Bavarian State Conservation Office Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung