II.6.7 Park Area adjacent to the Great Palaestra and the Amphitheater

Province

Italia
Italia (Pleiades)

Location

Pompeii
Pompeii (Pleiades)

Location Description

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.

Sublocation

Region II

Insula

Insula VII

Keywords

  • “root cavities”

Garden Description

Park-like areas were located between the Great Palaestra and the Amphitheater and to the north. Here booths were set up under trees or awnings and a carnival atmosphere existed as depicted in a painting found in the peristyle of house I.iii.23 (Mus. Naz. inv. no. 112 222). Two huge root cavities were found in front of the palaestra by Maiuri, although only one was recorded in his plan, and six trees grew in a row on the north side of the Large Palaestra.

Pleiades ID

456321707

TGN ID

7004658

Bibliography

  • Jashemski, W. 1979. Gardens of Pompeii, vol.I, pp.13-14, 161-162 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, W. 1993. Gardens of Pompeii, vol.II, p.91-92 (worldcat)
  • Maiuri, A. 1939. Notizie degli scavi di antichità€, pp.194 (worldcat)

Contributor

Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)

Publication date

21 Apr 2021