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VII.7.28 Pompeii. Latrina Pubblica nel Foro.

Forum Public Latrine or public lavatory.

 

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VII.7.27 Pompeii.  W.1602. North-west corner of Forum with two doorways. On the left is the doorway to the public latrine at VII.7.28. On the right is the doorway to the aerarium, carcer or cella at VII.7.27. Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains. See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231905

VII.7.28 Pompeii.  W.1602. North-west corner of Forum with two doorways.

On the left is the doorway to the public latrine at VII.7.28.

On the right is the doorway to the aerarium, carcer or cella at VII.7.27.

Photo by Tatiana Warscher. With kind permission of DAI Rome, whose copyright it remains.

See http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/231905

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway in west wall of forum leading to latrine.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Doorway in west wall of forum leading to latrine.

The entrance leads to a form of vestibule that precedes the latrine itself.

The entrance of the vestibule and the door of the latrine are not aligned, giving privacy from passers by.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking west across latrine. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns. A deep sewer trench was provided with a water supply inlet pipe and a sewerage outlet pipe. The stone structures sticking out from the wall would have held wooden benches to accommodate people.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking west across latrine. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

A deep sewer trench was provided with a water supply inlet pipe and a sewerage outlet pipe.

The stone structures sticking out from the wall would have held wooden benches to accommodate people.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking west across latrine. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.
According to De Sanctis, the latrine had not yet been completed by the time of the 79AD eruption.
The walls are lacking plaster.
The water supply pipes were not connected to the city water supply.
The drainage pipes were not connected to the city sewerage.
See http://pompei.sns.it/uploads/2012_09_6_13_44_43.pdf

VII.7.28 Pompeii. July 2008. Looking west across latrine. Photo courtesy of Barry Hobson.

According to De Sanctis, the latrine had not yet been completed by the time of the 79AD eruption.

The walls are lacking plaster.

The water supply pipes were not connected to the city water supply.

The drainage pipes were not connected to the city sewerage.

See http://pompei.sns.it/uploads/2012_09_6_13_44_43.pdf

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across latrine.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west across latrine.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south side across latrine.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards south side across latrine.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards south wall across latrine.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards south wall across latrine.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards west wall across latrine.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards west wall across latrine.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north side across latrine.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. May 2015. Looking towards north side across latrine.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards north wall across latrine.

VII.7.28 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking towards north wall across latrine.