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HGW24 Pompeii. Villa of Diomedes or Villa di Diomede.

Excavated 1771 to 1773.

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HGW24 Pompeii. c.1870 looking east from rear wall of garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. c.1870 looking east from rear wall of garden. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century postcard. Looking east over garden across peristyle. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century postcard. Looking east over garden across pergola supported by six columns.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. c.1880s. Looking east over garden across pergola supported by six columns.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. c.1880s. Looking east over garden across pergola supported by six columns.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. September 2007. Looking east into garden, through gate in centre of west wall. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. September 2007. Looking east into garden, through gate in centre of west wall.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

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Villa of Diomedes the illustrated news of the world 1859 p204.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing c.1840 looking east from rear wall of garden. The original carriage entrance to Pompeii can be seen on the left. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. Drawing c.1840 looking east from rear wall of garden.

The original carriage entrance to Pompeii can be seen on the left. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

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Villa of Diomedes 1825 Eslen.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Garden pergola, from west portico.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Garden pergola, from west portico.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east over garden across pergola supported by six columns. According to Jashemski, at the rear of the pool was a raised dining area, shaded by a large vine-covered pergola.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.281)

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east over garden across pergola supported by six columns.

According to Jashemski, at the rear of the pool was a raised dining area, shaded by a large vine-covered pergola.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.281)

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Between 1867 and 1874. Looking east across garden to villa.
Photo by Sommer and Behles. Photo courtesy of Charles Marty.

HGW24 Pompeii. Between 1867 and 1874. Looking east across garden to villa.

Photo by Sommer and Behles. Photo courtesy of Charles Marty.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century photograph.  Looking east across garden to villa. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century photograph. Looking east across garden to villa.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Photograph by Sommer, c.1870’s. Looking east across garden to villa. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. Photograph by Sommer, c.1870s. Looking east across garden to villa.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer & Behles, c.1860-1870’s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer & Behles, c.1860-1870s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Written postcard on the rear of the above stereoview, not dated.
“Villa and garden from which I bought two large lemons on one stem. Two stories high. On the lower were baths, dining room, gallery overlooking the garden, reception room, and an open loggia which overlooked the sea. Underneath were the cellars, also a long underground archway. In it are several wine jugs against the wall, fixed there by volcanic deposit. In it was found a skeleton supposed to have been that of Diomedes and one supposed to have been his attendant, the former having had a purse of 100 gold and silver coins, the other the key of the villa. In the cellars 18 skeletons were found. It is supposed the family fled there for safety. The lava hardened up on their bodies.”
At the top is a stamp sized piece of green/yellow paper embossed with WG No (or GW No) in an oval. The W and G are superimposed.

HGW24 Pompeii. Written postcard on the rear of the above stereoview, not dated.

“Villa and garden from which I bought two large lemons on one stem.

Two stories high. On the lower were baths, dining room, gallery overlooking the garden, reception room, and an open loggia which overlooked the sea. Underneath were the cellars, also a long underground archway. In it are several wine jugs against the wall, fixed there by volcanic deposit. In it was found a skeleton supposed to have been that of Diomedes and one supposed to have been his attendant, the former having had a purse of 100 gold and silver coins, the other the key of the villa. In the cellars 18 skeletons were found. It is supposed the family fled there for safety. The lava hardened up on their bodies.”

At the top is a stamp sized piece of green/yellow paper embossed with WG No (or GW No) in an oval. The W and G are superimposed.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east over garden across pergola, from west portico.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking east over garden across pergola, from west portico.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking South along the West portico.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Looking south along the west portico towards the south-west corner.

In both the south-west and north-west corners of the peristyle would have been a turret.

Both of these turrets would have given a magnificent view of the sea.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006. Remains of the lower level of one of the covered towers which would have been on the two corners facing the Bay.
Both of these towers would have given a magnificent view of the sea.

HGW24 Pompeii. December 2006.

Remains of the lower level of one of the covered towers which would have been on the two corners facing the Bay.

Both of these towers would have given a magnificent view of the sea.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking south towards remains of turret in north-west corner. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking south towards remains of turret outside north-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 1915. Looking south-east from the north-west turret. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. 1915. Looking south-east from the north-west turret. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by R. Rive, c.1870’s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by R. Rive, c.1870s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century stereo view. Looking south-east from exterior side of north portico. On the right, in the north-west corner of the garden, would have been a turret with sea-views. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. 19th century stereo view. Looking south-east from exterior side of north portico.

On the right, in the north-west corner of the garden, would have been a turret for views of the sea.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer & Behles, c.1860-1870’s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

HGW24 Pompeii. Stereoview by Sommer & Behles, c.1860-1870s. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

 

Part 10

 

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