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VII.5.10 Pompeii. Forum Baths. Entrance to courtyard used for storage.

Excavated 1823?

 

Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.12    VII.5.24    VII.6.17    VII.6.18    Forum Baths Plan

 

VII.5.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance (36 on plan) to courtyard (33). The courtyard was used for the storage of wood, charcoal and consumables for the baths. According to Niccolini (see plan) in the courtyard there were:
Two pillars (34) supporting the roof of the courtyard.
A staircase (35) that went above the roof of the baths
A corridor (32) to the boiler area.
See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli.

VII.5.10 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance (36 on plan) to courtyard (33).

The courtyard was used for the storage of wood, charcoal and consumables for the baths.

According to Niccolini (see plan) in the courtyard there were:

Two pillars (34) supporting the roof of the courtyard.

A staircase (35) that went above the roof of the baths

A corridor (32) to the boiler area.

See Niccolini F, 1890. Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei: Volume Terzo. Napoli.

 

VII.5.10 Pompeii. Courtyard (33) with column (34) and staircases (35) and (36).

VII.5.10 Pompeii. Courtyard (33) with column (34) and staircases (35) and (36).

 

VII.5.10 Pompeii. Lantern slide, date unknown. Forum Baths Courtyard (33) with column (34) and staircases (35) and (36).  Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name Instarchbx208im 070 Source ID. 44396.
See photo on HEIR Project.

VII.5.10 Pompeii. Lantern slide, date unknown. Forum Baths Courtyard (33) with column (34) and staircases (35) and (36).

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name Instarchbx208im 070 Source ID. 44396.

See photo on HEIR Project.

 

VII.5.10 Pompeii. 1931. Courtyard (33) with column (34), staircase (35) to caldarium, and entrance (36) to praefurnium (boiler) area.
DAIR 31.2528. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv. 
The courtyard is accessible off Vicolo delle Terme.
On the left is the entrance corridor (32) to the praefurnium.
The ramped masonry staircase (35) allows access to the roof of the caldarium.
The circular brick base had a column (34) erected on it after the earthquake, probably to support a sundial.
The smaller arch on the right is entrance (36) to praefurnium (boiler) area.
See Carratelli, G. P. ed., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Vol. VII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 172. 

Alternative sources, such as Niccolini, have suggested the column is a roof support.

VII.5.10 Pompeii. 1931. Courtyard (33) with column (34), staircase (35) to caldarium, and entrance (36) to praefurnium (boiler) area.

DAIR 31.2528. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

The courtyard is accessible off Vicolo delle Terme.

On the left is the entrance corridor (32) to the praefurnium.

The ramped masonry staircase (35) allows access to the roof of the caldarium.

The circular brick base had a column (34) erected on it after the earthquake, probably to support a sundial.

The smaller arch on the right is entrance (36) to praefurnium (boiler) area.

See Carratelli, G. P. ed., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Vol. VII. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, p. 172.

 

Alternative sources, such as Niccolini, have suggested the column was a roof support.

 

Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.12    VII.5.24    VII.6.17    VII.6.18    Forum Baths Plan