6). More recent excavations For still later discoveries see BC 1925, 279, 280; 1926, 267, 268.
at various points indicate that the horrea were much larger, extending
north-west beyond the present Via Giovanni Branca and as far as the
river to the south-west (BC 1911, 206-208, 246-260; 1912, 152; 1914,
206; NS 1911, 205, 317, 340, 443; 1912, 121-122; AA 1913, 144).
The construction was mostly in opus reticulatum. Lead pipes with an
inscription of Hadrian were found, and a hoard of coins (149-268 A.D.).
More recently remains of horrea were found just upstream of the new
Ponte Aventino (see EMPORIUM). The descriptions of these horrea by
earlier writers, such as Benjamin of Tudela of the twelfth century (Jord.
ii. 68) and Fabretti (de aquis, 1680, 165; RE viii. 2461) are of doubtful
value, as they probably did not distinguish accurately between the
horrea and surrounding buildings, like the EMPORIUM (q.v.). The
remains of the ' horrea publica populi Romani' were sufficiently conspicuous