VIII.3.8. House of the Wild Boar I; Casa del Cinghiale I; House of L. Coelius Caldus

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 VIII

Insula

Insula III

Keywords

Garden Description

Fourteen fluted white columns supported a portico that enclosed this large garden (a) at the rear of the tablinium. A fence had been attached to the outside of the columns as evidenced by holes with metal pieces remaining; the top holes placed 0.75 m. high. A grand view the length of the garden could be enjoyed from the large exedra (b) to the south, framed by two columns, and many other surrounding rooms had garden views.

Plans

Plan of Region VIII Insula III

Plan of Region VIII Insula III

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

Unspecified

Bibliography

  • Breton, Pompeia, p. 453 (worldcat)
  • Dyer, Pompeii, p. 435 (worldcat)
  • Fiorelli, Descrizione di Pompei, p. 323-324 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 210 (worldcat)
  • Schultz, Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, 1838, pp. 200-201, (worldcat)
  • Schultz, Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, 1841, p. 120, (worldcat)

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021