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VII.6.20 Pompeii. Caupona of M.C.N. and dwelling. Excavated 1873?

 

According to Garcia y Garcia Region VII, Insula VI was one of the insulae most devastated over the years since its excavation.

He calls it the “Cinderella” of Pompeii. Between the years 1759 and 1762 it was vandalised and stripped by the Bourbons, then re-interred.

Then came the slow and non-systematic uncovering again before the final destruction in September 1943.

The area was ignored and abandoned during the years following the war, which reduced the insula to a heap of bricks and masonry.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.102).

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009.  Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme.

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance and counter.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance and counter.

According to Garcia y Garcia, this was very devastated and ruined following the September 1943 bombing, together with VII.6.19.

In the sales-counter, only one of the dishes was conserved, whereas originally Fiorelli confirmed it had 3 dolia.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.102).

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore.(p.160)

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2004. Two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2004. Two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth.

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across sales-room with two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth. 
According to Della Corte, this small dwelling annexed to another caupona was lived in by a pompeian, known only by the initials M. C. N.
Written on the dado of an internal rooms was - M. C. N. pecunia  sua  f(e)c(it)     [CIL IV 495]  See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.173)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read
M(arcus)  C()  N()  pecunia  sua      [CIL IV 495]

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west across sales-room with two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth.

According to Della Corte, this small dwelling annexed to another caupona was lived in by a pompeian, known only by the initials M. C. N.

Written on the dado of an internal rooms was - M. C. N. pecunia sua f(e)c(it)     [CIL IV 495]

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.173)

According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), this read

M(arcus) C() N() pecunia sua      [CIL IV 495]

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Two sided counter with 3 urns and a hearth.

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking east from rear of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. May 2003. Looking east from rear of counter. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west towards site of rear room, and small yard or garden.

VII.6.20 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west towards site of rear room, and small yard or garden.

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west towards site of rear room, and small yard or garden. 
This site would be approximately under the pile of stones.
According to Eschebach, on the north side (right) would have been separate steps to the upper floor dwelling above the doorway to VII.6.19.
On the west side would have been a rear room, a second stairs to the upper floor, a latrine and a small yard and garden.
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.296)

VII.6.20 Pompeii. March 2009. Looking west towards site of rear room, and small yard or garden.

This site would be approximately under the pile of stones.

According to Eschebach, on the north side (right) would have been separate steps to the upper floor dwelling above the doorway to VII.6.19.

On the west side would have been a rear room, a second stairs to the upper floor, a latrine and a small yard and garden.

See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.296)

 

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west .

VII.6.20 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west.