C65

C65 is, from an architectural perspective, one of the most impressive structures to survive from ancient Karanis. Three stories of thick mudbrick walls surrounded an internal courtyard that was used for storage, most likely for the grain collected by the Roman state as tax payments. The basement consisted of several more storage rooms, closed off by trapdoors. The structure was built in the second century CE.

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