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VI.16.15 Pompeii. Casa dell’Ara Massima or House of Pinarius or Casa di Narcisso.

Excavated 1903.

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VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Room M, looking south from entrance VI.16.17.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south across room M from entrance VI.16.17.

The small room K can be seen behind the low wall.

According to NdS, in the north-east corner of room K was a pillar of stone blocks of Sarno.

These seemed to have belonged to an older building.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room K and doorway to atrium B.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room K and doorway to atrium B.

According to NdS, a small doorway with a threshold of lava connected the atrium with the rustic spaces K and L.

Both of these areas had a rough cocciopesto floor.

In the south-west corner of K, there was a masonry puteal.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room M, looking west.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room M, looking west.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room M, looking towards the east wall.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Room M, looking towards the east wall.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south across room L, towards doorway in south wall of room K, leading to atrium B. According to NdS, in the southern wall of room L, there was a small doorway that communicated with the understairs of room N (VI.16.16). This doorway was walled up by the ancients themselves, and a new doorway from the room under the stairs was opened onto the atrium instead (doorway in west wall of VI.16.16).
Room N was a rustic room with white plaster and a tall dado, with a small window in its west wall. See Notizie degli Scavi, 1908, (p.83).

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Looking south across room L, towards doorway in south wall of room K, leading to atrium B.

According to NdS, in the southern wall of room L, there was a small doorway that communicated with the understairs of room N (VI.16.16).

This doorway was walled up by the ancients themselves, and a new doorway from the room under the stairs was opened onto the atrium instead (doorway in west wall of VI.16.16).

Room N was a rustic room with white plaster and a tall dado, with a small window in its west wall.

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1908, (p.83).

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Latrine in south-east corner of storeroom or kitchen L.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. December 2007. Latrine in south-east corner of storeroom or kitchen L.

In the exterior wall behind the toilet was a vertical terracotta pipe, this must have belonged to another toilet on the upper floor.

Also found in room L was a fusorium.

 

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west to entrance VI.16.16 stairs and room N.

VI.16.15 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking west to entrance VI.16.16 stairs and room N.

 

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