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Partial wall restoration has also been carried out in respect of the stone walls across the site. Fraisse (1983: 892-6) reporting on the work of the French School on Delos in 1982, `The restoration of the walls' details the methodologies employed to restructure some collapsed walls. Plaster and the original material of the wall were used to further to and provide concrete used reconstruct and make repairs where possible, in Fraisse the characteristic situations which rebuilding mentions structural stability.
The Roman house was spatially oriented to invite views into it and its interior laid invisible, be include both to seen(or not) visible and which would out areaswhich were by guests and clients. It was the degree of accessa person was given to the house that into family led into, they they or and whether not were affected what room were received rooms or others kept for entertaining. The linear alignment of rooms and manipulation of interior views to create visual axes guided views from the street outside into the house.
Of floor low B Hill the examples of ground within and windows placed exterior walls, II Ab was provided with the additional security of an iron window grill. Narrow and directed views into the houses also reflect the wish to keep the interior, its occupantsand contents away from exterior gaze. Wallace-Hadrill (1997: 141) considersthat architectural division alone cannot create necessary degrees of privacy within a house. Interior room arrangements may have dictated which areascould be seen, and from where, though the use of artificial light and placement of doorway barriers were equally important.