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VIII.6.9 Pompeii. Part of Bakery at VIII.6.1.

Linked to VIII.6.8, VIII.6.10 and VIII.6.11. Excavated 1819, 1881.

 

VIII.6.1.8.9.10.11 combined plans

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Entrance. 

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. Plan showing the lower area from BdI, 1884, p.186-7.
The doorway at VIII.6.8 is the first doorway on the lower left of the plan, the rooms “f” and “g” are shown at VIII.6.8.
The doorway of VIII.6.9 is the second doorway, left of centre of the plan.
 “a” was described as “the remains of indefinable material”.
“b” was the toilet.
“c” was the cooking bench, unusually placed across the north-west corner at the base of the stairs from the peristyle.
“d” was described as “the water tank/reservoir, with two openings in the guise of a cistern from the peristyle: that of the right walkway and another in the middle, that however was blocked-up and not visible from above”.
“e” was described as “the cistern, with opening in the podium of the peristyle, it was not accessible and therefore its range could not be indicated on the plan; in a more ancient time it was accessible from “h”, but then the vaulted entrance, still visible, was walled up”.
From BdI, 1884, p.187 –
(“a” è un rialzo di materiale non definibile, “b” il cesso, “c” il focolare, “d” è un serbatoio d' acqua, con due aperture a guisa di cisterna dal peristilio: quella dell'ambulacro destra e un'altra nell'area media, che però è murata e non visibile di sopra. — “e” è la cisterna, coll' apertura nel podio del peristilio; essa non è accessibile e perciò non ho potuto indicare sulla pianta la sua estensione; in un'epoca piu antica era accessibile da “h”, ma poi l'ingresso a volta, ancora visibile, fu murato.)

Mau drew the above plan of the basement in double size, this was the area which was under the northern part of the house.
It was underground compared to the level of the roadway and descended to by the visible stairs at the north-west corner. 
One could see from the plan that no division corresponded to that between rooms "s" and "t"(on floor above); and so the wall that divided those two rooms, sat on a beam, or to speak more accurately, above three cassette boards modernly restored on the ancient traces.
The wall between rooms "r" and "s" (on the floor above) rested on a simple board, supported though, as shown in the plan, by a thin wall.
Found in the same cellar on the 17th March 1882, the skeleton of a woman. Found on 20th May, were two more human skeletons.  From BdI, 1884, described as N. [1-2], p.186-7.
According to NdS, the skeleton of a baby was found near to the skeleton of the woman found on 17th March. From NdS, 1882, p.119

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. Plan showing the lower area from BdI, 1884, p.186-7.

The doorway at VIII.6.8 is the first doorway on the lower left of the plan, the rooms “f” and “g” are shown at VIII.6.8.

The doorway of VIII.6.9 is the second doorway, left of centre of the plan.

 “a” was described as “the remains of indefinable material”.

“b” was the toilet.

“c” was the cooking bench, unusually placed across the north-west corner at the base of the stairs from the peristyle.

“d” was described as “the water tank/reservoir, with two openings in the guise of a cistern from the peristyle: that of the right walkway and another in the middle, that however was blocked-up and not visible from above”.

“e” was described as “the cistern, with opening in the podium of the peristyle, it was not accessible and therefore its range could not be indicated on the plan; in a more ancient time it was accessible from “h”, but then the vaulted entrance, still visible, was walled up”.

From BdI, 1884, p.187 –

(“a” è un rialzo di materiale non definibile, “b” il cesso, “c” il focolare, “d” è un serbatoio d' acqua, con due aperture a guisa di cisterna dal peristilio: quella dell'ambulacro destra e un'altra nell'area media, che però è murata e non visibile di sopra. — “e” è la cisterna, coll' apertura nel podio del peristilio; essa non è accessibile e perciò non ho potuto indicare sulla pianta la sua estensione; in un'epoca piu antica era accessibile da “h”, ma poi l'ingresso a volta, ancora visibile, fu murato.)

 

Mau drew the above plan of the basement in double size, this was the area which was under the northern part of the house.

It was underground compared to the level of the roadway and descended to by the visible stairs at the north-west corner.

One could see from the plan that no division corresponded to that between rooms "s" and "t"(on floor above); and so the wall that divided those two rooms, sat on a beam, or to speak more accurately, above three cassette boards modernly restored on the ancient traces.

The wall between rooms "r" and "s" (on the floor above) rested on a simple board, supported though, as shown in the plan, by a thin wall.

Found in the same cellar on the 17th March 1882, the skeleton of a woman. Found on 20th May, were two more human skeletons.

From BdI, 1884, described as N. [1-2], p.186-7.

According to NdS, the skeleton of a baby was found near to the skeleton of the woman found on 17th March.

From NdS, 1882, p.119.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. South wall of room opposite doorway.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. South wall of room opposite doorway.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south-west towards doorway to basement room/water tank under VIII.6.10.  The wall on the right, described by Mau as a thin wall, would have supported the dividing wall between rooms “r” and “s” on the ground floor level. 
See BdI, 1884, p.186, and plan below.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking south-west towards doorway to basement room/water tank under VIII.6.10. 

The wall on the right, described by Mau as a thin wall, would have supported the dividing wall between rooms “r” and “s” on the ground floor level.

See BdI, 1884, p.186, and plan below.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2011. Looking south into basement room/water tank under VIII.6.10.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2011.

Looking south into basement room/water tank under VIII.6.10. 

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking south into basement room/water tank/reservoir under VIII.6.10.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005.

Looking south into basement room/water tank/reservoir under VIII.6.10. 

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking towards the north-west corner.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Looking towards the north-west corner.

In this photo one can see the modern reconstruction of the beam that supported the dividing wall between rooms “s” and “t” on the ground floor level.

See BdI, 1884, p.186, and plan below.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2011. Looking towards cooking bench in north-west corner of stairs, or slope. The stairs/slope, on the left behind the wall, would have led south up to the peristyle area. At the bench in the north-west corner, the stairs/slope would have turned to the east towards the lower basement rooms.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2011.

Looking towards cooking bench in north-west corner of stairs.

The stairs, on the left behind the wall, would have led south up to the peristyle area.

At the bench in the north-west corner, the corridor would have turned to the east towards another step to the lower basement rooms.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. December 2007. Exterior wall in Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking west.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. December 2007. Exterior wall in Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking west.

 

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005. Exterior wall in Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking south-west.

VIII.6.9 Pompeii. September 2005.

Exterior wall in Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse. Looking south-west.

 

VIII.5 Pompeii. September 2005.  Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse, looking east.  VIII.6.9.

VIII.5 Pompeii. September 2005.  Vicolo delle Pareti Rosse, looking east.      VIII.6.9.

 

 

 

VIII.6.1.8.9.10.11 combined plans