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At many fort sites the accompanying vici have also been found. These civilian settlements that were usually laid out with strip houses were built along the streets that led from the forts' gates. The range of finds further confirm that the vici were inhabited simultaneously to the military installations. The front of the strip houses contained shops that served the needs of the soldiers. Behind these were the living areas and workshops, which were often covered by a roof, and interior courtyards with a well.

Geophysical prospection in Wörth has revealed the structure of the wells, cellar objects, and waste pits. A mapping of the stray finds also provides information on the layout of the vicus.

Not only the fort's bath was located in the civil settlements, but also mithraeums and other shrines. Beneficiarius stations were also located on the radial roads, surrounded by civil settlements.

Steidl 2008, 102ff. "Lagerdorf", Limes-Lexikon 2009, 75. "Streifenhaus", Limes-Lexikon 2009, 126.

A woman in the kitchen with cellar access
Magnetogram of the fort and "vicus" area in Wörth
1 A woman in the kitchen with cellar access © Archäologische Staatssammlung München, Zeichnung Christoph Haußner, München 2 Magnetogram of the fort and "vicus" area in Wörth © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München

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