Bakery of the Forum


Situated to the west of the pre-Roman forum, this shop contained two mills, two limestone kneading basins and an oven. The mills compose two elements, an annular base with a central cone, and a grinding stone in the form of a double cone, which covered the central cone of the base. Grain was poured into the upper element, which was turned by donkeys.

The oven was found in the northeast corner of the room; it consisted of a rectangular platform constructed on a masonry base. Its surface was covered with refractory tiles. Annexes to the bakers consisted of granaries and shops for the sale of bread.