An ancient city of Campania destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Small house with a planting bed around an indoor impluvium.
This humble house was excavated in 1873. It had no garden but the impluvium was surrounded by a low masonry wall. The top contained a planting bed which served as a small garden.
- Fiorelli, G. 1875. Descrizione di Pompei, p. 42 (worldcat)
- Jashemski, W.F. 1993, Gardens of Pompeii: Herculaneum and the villas destroyed by Vesuvius. Vol. II, Appendices, p. 22 (worldcat)
- Viola, L. 1879. Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1873 al 1878, p. 12
- Warscher, T. 1937-1957. Codex Topographicus Pompeianus
Excavated 1869 and 1873. Bombed in 1943.
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021