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.
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.
- Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1883), plan between pp. 170 and 171 where this garden is VIII.vii.(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)
Wilhelmina Jashemski (https://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326514&p=2193250)
21 Apr 2021