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Pompeii. Porta di Nola or Porta Nolana or Nola Gate. Excavated 1813.

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Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. Looking east out from city. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. Looking east out from city.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2005. Looking east out from city. According to Eschebach, this gate may also have been known as Porta Campana, and Porta Dianensis?. See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.11)

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2005. Looking east out from city.

According to Eschebach, this gate may also have been known as Porta Campana, and Porta Dianensis?

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.11)

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. 1956. Looking east out from Via di Nola. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Pompeii Porta Nola. 1956. Looking east out from Via di Nola. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. The North side of the Nola Gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. The north side of the Nola Gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. Steps at north side of gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. Steps at north side of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. On the North side of the Nola Gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. On the north side of the Nola Gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. Drain on north side of gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. Drain on north side of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Detail of drain on the North side of the Nola Gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Detail of drain on the north side of the Nola Gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking out of the city eastwards.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking out of the city eastwards.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking out towards Exedra Tomb NG1.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking out towards Exedra Tomb NG1.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. North wall of gate leading out from city. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. North wall of gate leading out from city.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. South wall of gate leading out from city. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. South wall of gate leading out from city.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. South side of gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2010. South side of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. On the South side of the Nola Gate near III.12.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. On the south side of the Nola Gate near III.12.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2015. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Head of Minerva above arch on inside of Nola Gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. Inscription found on the inner arch of the Nola Gate, near the head of Minerva, readable from right to left. Now in the British Museum.
According to Cooley, this translated as –
Vibius Popidius, son of Vibius, chief magistrate (meddix tuticus) saw to this being built and officially approved it.
See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.16, A24).

Pompeii Porta Nola. Inscription found on the inner arch of the Nola Gate, near the head of Minerva, readable from right to left.

Now in the British Museum.

According to Cooley, this translated as –

Vibius Popidius, son of Vibius, chief magistrate (meddix tuticus) saw to this being built and officially approved it.

See Cooley, A. and M.G.L., 2004. Pompeii : A Sourcebook. London : Routledge. (p.16, A24).

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking west from outside city along Via di Nola to gate.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking west from outside city along Via di Nola towards gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Gate from outside.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking west towards Gate from outside.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. End of Nola Gate at junction with city walls

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. End of Nola Gate at junction with city walls

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking north west along city walls.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking north-west along city walls.

 

Part 2