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Pompeii. Villa dei Misteri or Villa of Mysteries. Part 7.

Rustic area rooms 31, 58, 59 and 60.

 

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Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 59. Looking north at rooms 60 and 58 on the east side.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 59. Looking north at rooms 60 and 58 on the east side.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2006. Room 59. Looking north at rooms 60 and 58 on the east side.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2006. Room 59. Looking north at rooms 60 and 58 on the east side.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 60, only partly excavated.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 60, only partly excavated.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 59, north and east sides. The two unexcavated entrances in the east wall are the doorway to room 58, and the staircase.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 59, north and east sides.

The two unexcavated entrances in the east wall are the doorway to room 58, and the staircase.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north along room 59.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north along room 59.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. West side of room 59.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. West side of room 59.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north across entrance and vestibule room 66, to corridor to servants’ lodgings.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010.

Looking north across entrance and vestibule room 66, to corridor to servants’ lodgings.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north towards corridor leading to servants’ area.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010.

Looking north towards corridor leading to servants’ area.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Corridor to servants’ area, looking north.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Corridor to servants’ area, looking north.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Wall plaster in corridor.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Wall plaster in corridor.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Corridor in servants’ area. Looking south near room 31.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Corridor in servants’ area. Looking south near room 31.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, rustic room, looking west. According to Boyce, in the west wall was a niche with a projecting shelf elaborately decorated with a frieze in stucco. He assumed it was a Lararium, even though when found it only had a few kitchen jars of coarse materials in it. See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 98)

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, rustic room, looking west.

According to Boyce, in the west wall was a niche with a projecting shelf elaborately decorated with a frieze in stucco.

He assumed it was a lararium, even though when found it only had a few kitchen jars of coarse materials in it.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p. 98)

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper west wall.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper west wall.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, north-west corner.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, north-west corner.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper north wall.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper north wall.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, south wall.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, south wall.

 

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper east side.

Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii. May 2010. Room 31, upper south side.

 

 

 

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