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.
This house was excavated in 1885. The entrance at 37 went into the atrium and beyond that, up two steps, was the peristyle with a portico on three sides supported by stuccoed columns, only three of which have remained to date. The first intercolumniation on the north-east was filled with a wall. A gutter surrounded this area, which was paved, with a narrow masonry pool at the south end. All that remained of the pool was a depression in the pavement. Potted plants would have been placed around the pool and the area would have served as a garden. Terraces overlooking the bay and mountains were located on the street level and one level lower at the back of the houses, and a portico was built just before the lower terrace at the back of house 36.
- Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 209 (worldcat)
- Mau, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts (1886), pp. 206-207 and pl. 12 (plan) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/860559196)
- Mazois, Les ruines de Pompei dessinees et mesurees pendant les annees, vol. 2, pls. 32, 33 (worldcat)
- Niccolini, Antonio, Fausto, and Felice, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei designati e descritti, vol. 4, “Nuovi scavi,” pp. 16, 17 (worldcat)
- Noack and Lehmann-Hartleben,Baugeschichtliche Untersuchungen am Stadtrand von Pompeji, pp. 31-44 passim, pls. 5, 6 (plans) and 21 (reconstruction) (worldcat)
- Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1885), p. 535 and plan on pp. 253 and 533. (worldcat)
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021