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Posted by  JWmHarmon on January 20, 2003 at 19:07:30:

In Reply to:  Re: building a new house on top of archeological ruins posted by Manuel Oliveros on January 20, 2003 at 13:57:56:

Posted by Manuel Oliveros on January 20, 2003 at 13:57:56:
"You need at least to ensure the wall-foundations or whatever roman is standing is self-stable enough or more (making the necessary changes if any)."

Manuel's advice is of the highest importance. Once stability of the Roman house is assured, you have many options. It would be helpful to know the size and orientation of the Roman house and the extent of the surviving portion. What is it's orientation as related to the new construction? Could it be incorporated as a room or rooms within the proposed new construction? What is the intended use of the basement area? Do you have any "antiquities" law or zoning ordinances that require you to keep this intact? Have you had a historian or archeologist examine the ruins? What do you mean by stating that this is not very significant? Are there other similar ruins in your area or is this a single example?

Is this an example of four plain walls, or is it an example with arches? What are your options for the new construction foundations? Can you create a similar look in the new construction to reflect the old? Or would you prefer a look that emphasizes the differences between the old and the new?

Could you give us a few more details?

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