Comparatively little grain is now produced, whereas under the republic Sardinia was one of the chief granaries of Rome.
Granaries for catching mice.
The principal buildings which remain are the church of St John, which is become the principal mosque; the hospital, which has been transformed into public granaries; the palace of the grand master, now the residence of the pasha; and the senate-house, which still contains some marbles and ancient columns.
In spite of all these demands, however, the temples became great granaries and store-houses; as they also were the city archives.
Two of these buildings were granaries, and indicate the importance of Corstopitum as a base of the northward operations of Antoninus Pius.
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