VIII.6.2/7. (no. 12 at Pompeii)

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 VI

Keywords

Garden Description

At the time of the eruption this site (a) was under construction. A portico was being built on the south and west sides using brick-shaped tufa columns and three old tufa columns. The columns on the south were salvaged from an earlier building. This was a large area, the intended use not clear. It may have been a garden previously.

Plans

Fig. 20, Plan of Region VIII, Insula VI

Fig. 20, Plan of Region VIII, Insula VI

Images

Fig.21, 12.31.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Fig.21, 12.31.59 (Stanley Jashemski, Jashemski Archives, University of Maryland)

Pleiades ID

432873

TGN ID

7031897

Excavation Dates

Unspecified

Bibliography

  • Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1883), plan between pp. 170 and 171 where this garden is VIII.vii.[6](worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, p. 219 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1884), p. 137 plan (worldcat)
  • Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita (1882), p. 281, 324, 359-360 (worldcat)

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021