in the age of Augustus (63BCAD), Rome began to colonize cities around it- Porticus Aemilia - large warehouse on banks of Tiber - BC. Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Imperial horrea of the Porticus Aemilia | This article presents the preliminary results of excavations carried out. Porticus Aemilia. This was a large warehouse built by the aediles L. Aemilius Lepidus and L. Aemilius Paullus in B.C. It is the earliest known use of concrete.
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The structure measured x 60 metres and was located between via Franklin, via Marmorata, via Branca, and via Vespucci. With the expansion of trade and population following the defeat of Carthage in the 2nd Punic War, Rome needed a new port area to off-load goods arriving up porticus aemilia Tiber.
Porticus aemilia expansion consisted, Livy writes [ This port, storage, and wholesale market area porticus aemilia expanded down the left bank of the river to where the later Aurelian Walls met the river, with the bank directly along the Aventine eventually specializing as the port for imported marble hence the name Marmorata given to this area, surviving in today's Via Marmorata.
Ruins of its structures are still visible between via Rubattino and via B. Generally closed to the public now, it used to be a popular tourist destination, and a path to the top was bordered with Stations of the Cross.
Although the capital had little or nothing to export of a material nature and therefore rarely porticus aemilia such containers back, they were frequently broken down and recycled in various ways as construction material.
Apparently those transporting oil were found unsuitable for such uses, and thus were shattered and piled up in a porticus aemilia of shards.