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Use the form below to search for documents in this Web site containing specific words or combinations of words.

Results

The results of the search will appear below the search box. Two tabs will be shown at the top, Web and Image

Web:    The search results will show up to 10 results pages, with 10 documents on each page.

The first line of each result is a direct link to the web page with that result.

Image: Up to 10 pages of images will be shown with 20 images on each page .

Click on an image to go directly to the page containing the image.

The links to subsequent pages of results are shown at the bottom of the results.

The search engine will only display a limited number of results even though it shows it has found many more.

In this case you need to refine the search to narrow down to less than 100 results.

Document numbering

If the document has a title it will be shown, otherwise only the document's file name is displayed. 

The photograph displayed is not necessarily the first on that page.

The link will take you to the start of the page from where you can scroll down to the search result.

File names take the format 90101.htm where this is the filename for IX.1.1. 

The first number is the Pompeii Regio, the next two are the Insula and the last two are the house number. 

Where there are several parts to the documents for a property then the file name will also contain p1 or p2 etc.

Query Language

Our search engine is powered by Google.  This search engine looks literally for exactly what you type in.

Julia Felix
finds documents containing 'Julia' and 'Felix'.
It is the same as Julia AND Felix
Documents found will contain both Julia and Felix, but they may not be adjacent words or necessarily the same person.
Julia OR Felix
finds documents containing either 'Julia' or 'Felix' including for instance Terentius Felix also.

NOT is not allowed.

Wild cards, such as * or ?, are not recognised in the search unfortunately.

Tips

Remember if searching for a house number that the first part of the number is in roman numerals I, II, III, IV etc so use IX.1.1 not 9.1.1.

If your search does not provide the answer you expect remember that there are a large number of variations on how properties were named. 

Try swapping similar words such as Casa or House or Domus for example. 

Try Latin variations such as Holconi Rufi instead of Holconius Rufus.

Try different spellings such as Narciso or Narcisso or Narcissus. You can combined the three queries into one: Narciso OR Narcisso OR Narcissus. If this produces too many results you can run the queries separately.

Try swapping Italian or English alternatives such as Giuseppe for Joseph, Queen for Regina.

Try the different Greek, Roman, Egyptian or modern Italian names such as Zeus, Jupiter, Iuppiter, Jove or Giove which were applied to the same god for instance.

Please note that there are several different spellings in use for Tatiana Warscher's surname, Warscher, Warsher, and Warscer, from her association with different countries. Where this relates to an outside collection we use the spelling used by the collection. Please be aware of this when searching our site or accessing other collections.

A shorter search with fewer words may work better sometimes.

The search engine takes time to catch up with our changes, for instance, where we may have moved the text and picture onto one of the other pages for the same house, so you may need to look at the other pages for the house also.

Finally, If you find areas for improvement, please email us with the details.

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