VIII.6.4-5. Market Garden

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

After the earthquake the eastern part of this insula had been converted into a market garden. When it was excavated in 1883-1884 some of the soil contours remained. A basin in the northwest corner collected water that was diverted from the street. Gardening tools were found in this garden and the remnants of the earlier structure that stood here, an animal painting on the south wall and a simple aedicula shrine in the southwest corner, indicated that this had been a home.

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

1883-1884

Bibliography

  • Boyce, Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii, Memoris of the American Academy in Rome, 1937, p.78, no.374 and pl.33.1 (worldcat)
  • Jashemski, Gardens, vol. II, pp.219,365 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Bullettino dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica, 1884, pp.134-135 (worldcat)
  • Mau, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts, Romische Abteilung , 1886, pp. 141-143 (called Viii.vii.4) and pl. 7a. 1 (worldcat)
  • Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita, 1883, p.51 (worldcat)
  • Sogliano, Notizie degli scavi di Antichita, 1884, pp.280,396 (worldcat)

Contributor

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

Publication date

21 Apr 2021