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VII.16.a Pompeii. Suburban Baths. Outside areas to west and south.

 

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VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2011. Suburban Baths and Porta Marina, looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2011. Suburban Baths and Porta Marina, looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Suburban Baths and Porta Marina, looking east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Suburban Baths and Porta Marina, looking east.

 

VII.16.a, Pompeii. August 1965. Looking north-east across the Suburban Baths, above the area of Courtyard C. At the top, the rear of Insula Occidentalis can be seen, and in the centre top, is the House of Fabius Rufus. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.16.a, Pompeii. August 1965.

Looking north-east across the Suburban Baths, above the area of Courtyard C.

At the top, the rear of Insula Occidentalis can be seen, and in the centre top, is the House of Fabius Rufus.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.16 a Pompeii. 1961. Looking south-east towards the excavation of the Suburban Baths. 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.16 a Pompeii. 1961. Looking south-east towards the excavation of the Suburban Baths.

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.16.a Pompeii.  September 2005. Looking north east across Suburban Baths.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north-east across Suburban Baths.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2011. Looking east towards rooms at north end of Suburban Baths. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2011. Looking east towards rooms at north end of Suburban Baths.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards rooms in north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards rooms in north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Rooms in north west corner.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Rooms in north-west corner.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. North-west corner, upper area above lower rooms.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. North-west corner, upper area above lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Lower rooms in north-west corner. Looking east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Lower rooms in north-west corner. Looking east.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Cistern on the west side of lower rooms in the north west corner. Looking west.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Cistern on the west side of lower rooms in the north-west corner. Looking west.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Lower rooms in north-west corner, looking east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Lower rooms in north-west corner, looking east.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north-east from lower area.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north-east from lower area.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Wall on north side of Baths, showing possible tie points along wall. According to Descoeudres, for many years this area had been described as the quay wall of the harbour. The idea of a sea-wall is likely to go back to the 1950’s, when it was discovered during clearing work under Maiuri’s direction. If this were indeed the walls of the Pompeii harbour then it would have been ten metres above sea-level. A trial trench excavated in June 1998 proved this idea to be false. The reason for the eighteen tie points, very similar to ancient mooring ring stones, must remain unknown. See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 1998, IX, article by Descoeudres, J.P: The so-called quay wall north-west of Pompeii’s Porta Marina. (p.210-217)

VII.16.a Pompeii. September 2005. Wall on north side of Baths, showing possible tie points along wall.

According to Descoeudres, for many years this area had been described as the quay wall of the harbour.

The idea of a sea-wall is likely to go back to the 1950s, when it was discovered during clearing work under Maiuri’s direction.

If this were indeed the walls of the Pompeii harbour, then it would have been ten metres above sea-level.

A trial trench excavated in June 1998 proved this idea to be false.

The reason for the eighteen tie points, very similar to ancient mooring ring stones, must remain unknown.

See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 1998, IX, article by Descoeudres, J.P: The so-called quay wall north-west of Pompeii’s Porta Marina. (p.210-217)

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Wall on north side of Baths. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Wall on north side of Baths. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north along wall with possible tie points.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north along wall with possible tie points.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north along wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of stone with central hole, fixed into the wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of stone with central hole, fixed into the wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north across lower area of Suburban Baths.

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Looking north across lower area on west side of Suburban Baths.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Lower rooms, with threshold from roadway. Looking north-east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Lower rooms, with threshold from roadway. Looking north-east.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-east across threshold, into lower area – shops, or rooms?  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking north-east across threshold, into lower area – shops, or rooms?

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north across threshold, into lower area – shops, or rooms?

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north across threshold, into lower area – shops, or rooms?

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Two rooms on east side of lower area.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Two rooms on east side of lower area.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Room in north east corner of lower area.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Room in north-east corner of lower area.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of flooring in lower area, and doorway to room.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Detail of flooring in lower area, and doorway to room. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north from lower area.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north from lower area.

 

 

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