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VII.7.32 Pompeii. Tempio di Apollo or Temple of Apollo.

Excavated 1817.

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VII.7.32 Pompeii.  December 2006. Looking north along east side of  colonnade.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking north along east side of colonnade.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1939. Looking south along the east side towards the statue of Apollo. Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1939. Looking south along the east side towards the statue of Apollo.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. April 1939 Looking north along the east side. Press photo entitled “Electricity comes to Pompeii”. Photo of the new 150,000 candle power lighting system under test. It was due to go into operation a week later. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. April 1939 Looking north along the east side.

Press photo entitled “Electricity comes to Pompeii”.

Photo of the new 150,000 candle power lighting system under test.

It was due to go into operation a week later.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1939 Tourism postcard entitled “Pompei by night”. Looking north along the east side. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1939 Tourism postcard entitled “Pompei by night”.

Looking north along the east side.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. March 1939 during a stop on the SS Carinthia world cruise. Looking towards the south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. March 1939 during a stop on the SS Carinthia world cruise.

Looking towards the south-east corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii.  December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo. Basin.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. Basin on east side of Temple of Apollo.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north-west towards steps and podium. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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VII.7.32 Pompeii. 1957. Looking north-west towards steps and podium.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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VII.7.32 Pompeii. November 2009. Looking north-west towards altar, steps and podium. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. November 2009. Looking north-west towards altar, steps and podium.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.32  Pompeii. December 2005.  Looking north from east side.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking north from east side.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii.  December 2005. Steps, Podium and Cella, with snow covered Vesuvius in background

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2005.

Steps, podium and cella, with snow covered Vesuvius in background.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. June 1979 photo of the ruined cella (cult chamber) of the Temple of Apollo, Pompeii. The walls are preserved to only a fraction of their height, and are now protected by modern tiles. The floor was paved with white and black stone in a manner datable to the mid second-century BCE (the early date also indicated by an Oscan inscription that names the quaestor Oppius Campanus, not visible here). Just off to the left, inside the cella wall part of the ovoid stone, or omphalos (the navel) sacred to Apollo is visible. The base for the cult statue survives at the back of the cella (the statue was not found). The stucco covering of the walls is fairly well preserved inside the cella walls, and represents upright orthostats of faux marble . . . an indicator of the so-called First style of Campanian wall decoration (and another indicator of the date of the structure). The door jambs are of Sarno limestone; the cella walls constructed elsewhere of rubble masonry and concrete. 
The temple was probably awaiting reconstruction in 70 CE, having been damaged in the earthquake of 62 CE. This photo was taken in 1979 when public access to the temple was permitted. Photo Courtesy of Roger B. Ulrich. See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rogerulrich/images.html

VII.7.32 Pompeii. June 1979 photo of the ruined cella (cult chamber) of the Temple of Apollo, Pompeii.

The walls are preserved to only a fraction of their height and are now protected by modern tiles.

The floor was paved with white and black stone in a manner datable to the mid second-century BCE (the early date also indicated by an Oscan inscription that names the quaestor Oppius Campanus, not visible here).

Just off to the left, inside the cella wall part of the ovoid stone, or omphalos (the navel) sacred to Apollo is visible.

The base for the cult statue survives at the back of the cella (the statue was not found).

The stucco covering of the walls is fairly well preserved inside the cella walls and represents upright orthostats of faux marble . . . an indicator of the so-called First style of Campanian wall decoration (and another indicator of the date of the structure).

The door jambs are of Sarno limestone; the cella walls constructed elsewhere of rubble masonry and concrete.

The temple was probably awaiting reconstruction in 70 CE, having been damaged in the earthquake of 62 CE.

This photo was taken in 1979 when public access to the temple was permitted.

Photo Courtesy of Roger B. Ulrich. See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rogerulrich/images.html

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. Temple cella. Opus sectile floor with omphalos to left.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. Temple cella. Opus sectile floor with omphalos to left.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. Entrance doorway to Temple of Apollo on west side of Forum.

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006.

Entrance doorway to Temple of Apollo on west side of Forum.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East outer wall of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East outer wall of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum.

 

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum

VII.7.32 Pompeii. December 2006. East side of Temple of Apollo adjacent to Forum.

 

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