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VII.7.27 Pompeii. Aerarium o cella o carcere o prigione.

Treasury or storerooms, or a prison.

Excavated 1859.

 

In accordo con quanto proposto dal De Sanctis all’epoca dei primi scavi, l’edificio sarebbe da interpretare come carcere/prigione. Tuttavia, ad oggi, l’idea prevalente è quella di riconoscervi la sede dell’Aerarium, forse spostato qui in seguito al terremoto del 62 a.D. Un’altra possibilità è quella di interpretare i resti monumentali come quelli di comuni botteghe (VII.7.24 –VII.7.25).

Ved. http://pompei.sns.it/uploads/2012_09_6_13_44_43.pdf.

 

According to De Sanctis, when first excavated this was thought to be the prison, but the prevailing view now is that it was the location, perhaps temporarily after the 62AD earthquake, of the treasury or aerarium.

Others consider they could also be simply storerooms for the shops above at VII.7.24 and VII.7.25.

See http://pompei.sns.it/uploads/2012_09_6_13_44_43.pdf.

 

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VII.7.27 Pompeii.  W.1602. North-west corner of Forum with two doorways. On the left is the doorway to the public latrine at VII.7.28. On the right is the doorway to the aerarium or basement cellar at VII.7.27. Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

VII.7.27 Pompeii.  W.1602. North-west corner of Forum with two doorways.

On the left is the doorway to the public latrine at VII.7.28.

On the right is the doorway to the aerarium or basement cellar at VII.7.27.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

 

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway in west wall of west portico of forum.

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway in west wall of west portico of forum.

 

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across interior of first room below VII.7.25, towards doorway to room below VII.7.24.

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005.

Looking west across interior of first room below VII.7.25, towards doorway to room below VII.7.24.

 

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across north side of forum, towards doorway of VII.7.27.

VII.7.27 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across north side of forum, towards doorway of VII.7.27.