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VII.7.10 Pompeii. Domus di Romolo e Remo or House of Romulus & Remus or House of Fabius H….

Linked to VII.7.13. Excavated 1859 and 1864.

Bombed in 1943. Severely damaged and many paintings were lost.

Structural restoration 1950. Restored 2014.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking towards west side of entrance corridor.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking towards west side of entrance corridor.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking north.
According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was hit extremely hard by the bombing on the night of 24th August 1943. It caused the partial demolition of the atrium and its room on the east, as well as the room to the west of the tablinum comprising part of the western perimeter wall.
Also destroyed were two big pilasters on the east side of the peristyle, three rooms on the north-east side of this, and part of the northern perimeter wall. A second bomb hit the area near the rear exit at VII.7.13 during the night of 13th September 1943. Due to these repeated assaults, nearly all the paintings of the IVth style fell and perished. In an oecus, the painting described as the birth of Rome showing the wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus was lost. This painting gave the name to the house. 
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.115-116).

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking north.

According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was hit extremely hard by the bombing on the night of 24th August 1943.

It caused the partial demolition of the atrium and its room on the east, as well as the room to the west of the tablinum comprising part of the western perimeter wall.

Also destroyed were two big pilasters on the east side of the peristyle, three rooms on the north-east side of this, and part of the northern perimeter wall.

A second bomb hit the area near the rear exit at VII.7.13 during the night of 13th September 1943.

Due to these repeated assaults, nearly all the paintings of the fourth style fell and perished.

In an oecus, the painting described as the birth of Rome showing the wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus was lost. This painting gave the name to the house.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.115-116).

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo. Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo. On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus (VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo.

Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo.

On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus

(VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking north from entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking north from entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.
According to Boyce, against the west wall of the tablinum, near the entrance from the atrium, stood a high masonry base upon which may have rested the lararium.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.68, no.297)

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.

According to Boyce, against the west wall of the tablinum, near the entrance from the atrium, stood a high masonry base upon which may have rested the lararium.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.68, no.297)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii.  Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance fauces. According to Della Corte, near the oecus on the east side of the tablinum, skeletons of two men, a boy and two dogs were found. One of the adult skeletons had a gold ring on a finger on his left hand, and another of bronze with the wording FA-H. He also had a lot of money on him. Della Corte without hesitation interpreted his name as Fa(bius) H…….
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.218, S.43 = C.X.8058)

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance fauces.

According to Della Corte, near the oecus on the east side of the tablinum, skeletons of two men, a boy and two dogs were found.

One of the adult skeletons had a gold ring on a finger on his left hand, and another of bronze with the wording FA-H. He also had a lot of money on him.

Della Corte without hesitation interpreted his name as Fa(bius) H…….

See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.218, S.43 = C.X.8058)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north-east from entrance doorway towards the doorway to an oecus on east side of tablinum.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking north-east from entrance doorway towards the doorway to an oecus on east side of tablinum.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway towards corridor to rear peristyle garden, on left, and tablinum, on right.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking north from entrance doorway towards corridor to rear peristyle garden, on left, and tablinum, on right.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii.  December 2006.   Looking between two columns to see remains of paintings showing garden scenes.  Also see VII.7.13.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2006.  

Looking north between two columns to see remains of paintings showing garden scenes. 

Also see VII.7.13.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of paintings on north wall of peristyle, showing animal scenes. According to Jashemski, the garden at the rear of the tablinum (excavated in 1872) had a portico on the north, east and south. It was supported by five columns, all fluted, red on the bottom, white on the top. There was a gutter around the edges of the garden.
A garden painting decorated the west and north walls of the portico.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.186, and p.363 no.78)

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2006.

Remains of paintings on north wall of peristyle, showing animal scenes.

According to Jashemski, the garden at the rear of the tablinum (excavated in 1872) had a portico on the north, east and south.

It was supported by five columns, all fluted, red on the bottom, white on the top.

There was a gutter around the edges of the garden.

A garden painting decorated the west and north walls of the portico.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.186, and p.363 no.78)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii, from rear entrance at VII.7.13. Looking towards west wall, with doorway to kitchen area. According to Hobson, in 1900 the excavation of four latrines by Sogliano was recorded in the Notizie di Scavi. These all drained into cesspits of varying depths, the latrine at VII.7.10 resembled a cistern, lined with plaster, with a mouth 0.60m in diameter, and a bell-shaped expansion below ground to a depth of 5.3m. This cesspit also had a branch at the bottom turning south towards Via Marina. The content of the cesspit was volcanic debris.
See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p.156)

VII.7.10 Pompeii, from rear entrance at VII.7.13. September 2005. Looking towards west wall, with doorway to kitchen area.

According to Hobson, in 1900 the excavation of four latrines by Sogliano was recorded in the Notizie di Scavi.

These all drained into cesspits of varying depths, the latrine at VII.7.10 resembled a cistern, lined with plaster, with a mouth 0.60m in diameter, and a bell-shaped expansion below ground to a depth of 5.3m.

This cesspit also had a branch at the bottom turning south towards Via Marina.

The content of the cesspit was volcanic debris.

See Hobson, B., 2009. Latrinae et foricae: Toilets in the Roman World. London; Duckworth. (p.156)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. View of restored peristyle paintings. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. View of restored peristyle paintings. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. Detail of restored peristyle paintings. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. Detail of restored peristyle paintings. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing  North wall before the 1943 bombing. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing north wall before the 1943 bombing.

Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2006.  North wall of Peristyle, with remains of paintings showing animal scenes and doorway VII.7.13.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2006. 

North wall of peristyle, with remains of paintings showing animal scenes and rear doorway VII.7.13.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1964. Looking towards north wall of peristyle, with animal painting. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1964. Looking towards north wall of peristyle, with animal painting.

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.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. West and north painted walls of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. October 2015. West and north painted walls of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Davide Peluso.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1964. West and north wall of peristyle. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1964. West and north wall of peristyle. 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.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing West and north wall before the 1943 bombing. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing west and north wall before the 1943 bombing.

Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1972. Detail from painted decoration on west wall. 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. J72f0513

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1972. Detail from painted decoration on west wall. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from painted decoration on west wall. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from painted decoration on west wall. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from painted decoration on west wall. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1968. Detail from painted decoration on west wall.

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.7.10 Pompeii. 1961. West wall of peristyle. 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.7.10 Pompeii. 1961. West wall of peristyle.

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.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing West wall before the 1943 bombing. Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Old undated photograph showing west wall before the 1943 bombing.

Courtesy of Society of Antiquaries. Fox Collection.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Painting of decoration on west wall. 
DAIR 83.145. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Painting of decoration on west and north walls.

DAIR 83.145. Photo © Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Rom, Arkiv.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Bronze stool found in house. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 109506.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Bronze stool found in house.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 109506.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno. A naked warrior carries a spear in his right hand. He carries a trophaeum over his left shoulder taken from his enemy who lies dead at his feet.
Photo courtesy of Culturaitalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.
See Guerriero con trofeo by G Discanno on Culturiaitalia

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1871 drawing by G. Discanno. A naked warrior carries a spear in his right hand.

He carries a trophaeum over his left shoulder taken from his enemy who lies dead at his feet.

Photo courtesy of Culturaitalia and its contributors whose copyright it remains.

See Guerriero con trofeo by G Discanno on Culturiaitalia