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The Horrea is the Cereal Market located at the top of the West Side of the forum. It is here where all the grain grown outside Pompeii was traded. Outside the building is also the Control of Weights and Measures. If people were unhappy with the amount sold to them by sellers in the middle of the forum, they could come here and have it weighed by an Aedile.

Today, the market is used as a store room for many of the finds in Pompeii. It is also used to hold many of the plaster casts of the dead bodies found in Pompeii. For more information on these, please visit my General Tips section.

Directions: At the top of the Western side of the forum, north of the Temple of Apollo

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  • Written Jan 17, 2010
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