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II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra or Palestra. Latrine.

Excavated 1814 to 1816, 1933 and 1935 to 1939.

(Originally when excavated, this was numbered as Reg. II, Insula 10).

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. December 2006. Latrine at side of south portico and entrance II.7.1.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. December 2006. Latrine at side of south portico and entrance II.7.1.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west from entrance II.7.1, along south wall.
According to Nappo, the latrine was entered through a small door under the portico. 
It also had a door opening to the outside of the palaestra, opposite the arena, and it may be ascertained that, at one time, the latrine was used when games were being held at the amphitheatre.”
See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.


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II.7.11 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west from entrance II.7.1, along south wall.

According to Nappo, the latrine was entered through a small door under the portico.

It also had a door opening to the outside of the palaestra, opposite the arena, and it may be ascertained that, at one time, the latrine was used when games were being held at the amphitheatre.”

See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. June 2012. Latrine building to south of II.7.1.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. June 2012. Latrine building to south of II.7.1.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. December 2006. Entrance to latrine building.
According to Nappo, “Water flowed continuously into the [central palestra] pool, and the overflow ran into a small drain, which flushed out the large latrine in the eastern section of the southern portico.
The latrine, entered through a small door under the portico, had seats of trachytic lava, probably covered with marble, on three sides.
Since it also had a door opening to the outside of the palaestra, opposite the arena, it may be ascertained that, at one time, the latrine was used when games were being held at the amphitheatre.”
See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.
Behind it on the plan is a long tapered walled enclosure.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. December 2006. Entrance to latrine building.

According to Nappo, “Water flowed continuously into the [central palaestra] pool, and the overflow ran into a small drain, which flushed out the large latrine in the eastern section of the southern portico.

The latrine, entered through a small door under the portico, had seats of trachytic lava, probably covered with marble, on three sides.

Since it also had a door opening to the outside of the palaestra, opposite the arena, it may be ascertained that, at one time, the latrine was used when games were being held at the amphitheatre.”

See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.

Behind it on the plan is a long tapered walled enclosure.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. 2106. Looking along tapered walled enclosure area behind the latrine.
Detail from photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. May 2016. Looking along tapered walled enclosure area behind the latrine.

Detail from photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. 2106. Long tapered walled enclosure area behind the latrine.
Photo courtesy of Google Earth.
See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. 2106. Long tapered walled enclosure area behind the latrine.

Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

See Nappo, S., 1998. Pompeii: Guide to the ancient city. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, p. 36-7.

 

II.7.3 Pompeii. Palaestra. Looking towards south-west corner. 
The overflow from the pool in the centre ran into a small drain, which flushed out the large latrine.
The roof of the latrine building is visible (left) against the south wall in the south-east corner.

II.7.3 Pompeii. Palaestra. Looking towards south-west corner.

The overflow from the pool in the centre ran into a small drain, which flushed out the large latrine.

The roof of the latrine building is visible (left) against the south wall in the south-east corner.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. Plaster cast of victim found near the latrine, perhaps found crouching on the ground with his back against the wall of the east portico. Now in VII.7.29 Forum granary market.

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra.

Plaster cast of victim found near the latrine, perhaps found crouching on the ground with his back against the wall of the east portico.

Now in VII.7.29 Forum granary market.

 

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. September 2015. On display as an exhibit in the Summer 2015 exhibition in the amphitheatre. When this body was cast, he was found to be tipped forwards, huddled up and bent double on his knees, when restored he was placed in this position. 
See Stefani, G. (2010). The Casts, exhibition at Boscoreale Antiquarium, 2010. (p.10)

II.7.11 Pompeii. Palaestra. September 2015. On display as an exhibit in the Summer 2015 exhibition in the amphitheatre.

When this body was cast, he was found to be tipped forwards, huddled up and bent double on his knees, when restored he was placed in this position.

See Stefani, G. (2010). The Casts, exhibition at Boscoreale Antiquarium, 2010. (p.10)