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Oplontis. Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea

or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

 

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Rooms 50 to 59.

 

Room 50: Entrance to rooms 49, 51, 48 and 47.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. 
Doorway into room 50 from corridor 53, leading across into room 51, and through to rooms 47 and 48. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011.

Doorway into room 50 from corridor 53, leading across into room 51, and through to rooms 47 and 48.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Doorway to room 50, with room 49 out of sight immediately to the right.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Doorway to room 50, with room 49 out of sight immediately to the right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 50, west wall with doorway to room 51, and another doorway into room 48.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 50, west wall with doorway to room 51, and another doorway into room 48.

 

Room 51: Room with entrance to rooms 48 and 47.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Doorway to room 51, from area numbered 50 – part of the corridor. Looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Doorway to room 51, from area numbered 50 – part of the corridor. Looking west.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 51, feature in south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 51, feature in south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 51, west wall with doorway to room 48.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 51, west wall with doorway to room 48.

 

Room 52: Corridor with Beryllos graffito.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. 
Corridor 52, looking north through room 54 towards the north garden 56.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Corridor 52, looking north through room 54 towards the north garden 56.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 52, east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 52, east wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 52, west wall with graffiti.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 52, west wall with graffiti.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 52, graffiti on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 52, graffiti on west wall.

 

Oplontis, 2012. Corridor 52, graffiti on west wall. Graffito MNHΣΘHI BHPYΛΛOΣ (remember Beryllos). 
Photo courtesy of Aniello Langella.
See http://www.vesuvioweb.com/it/wp-content/uploads/Armando-Polito-Vincenzo-Marasco-Aniello-Langella-Berillo-di-Oplonti-vesuvioweb.pdf

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 2012. Corridor 52, graffiti on west wall. Graffito MNHΣΘHI BHPYΛΛOΣ (remember Beryllos).

Photo courtesy of Aniello Langella.

 

Oplontis, Corridor 52, west wall. Drawing of Graffito MNHΣΘHI BHPYΛΛOΣ (remember Beryllos) and graffito DRACO. 
Photo courtesy of Aniello Langella.
See BERILLO DI OPLONTI di Aniello Langella, Vincenzo Marasco, Armando Polito sul vesuvioweb.com

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, Corridor 52, west wall. Drawing of Graffito MNHΣΘHI BHPYΛΛOΣ (remember Beryllos) and graffito DRACO.

Photo courtesy of Aniello Langella.

See BERILLO DI OPLONTI di Aniello Langella, Vincenzo Marasco, Armando Polito sul vesuvioweb.com

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Room 52, graffiti on west wall, written in Greek by a certain Beryllos, reading “Mnesthei Beryllos” (or “Be Beryllos remembered”). Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011.

Room 52, graffiti on west wall, written in Greek by a certain Beryllos, reading “Mnesthei Beryllos” (or “Be Beryllos remembered”.)

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Room 52, graffiti on west wall, written in Greek by a certain Beryllos, reading “Mnesthei Beryllos” (or “Be Beryllos remembered”).  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011.

Room 52, graffiti on west wall, written in Greek by a certain Beryllos, reading “Mnesthei Beryllos” (or “Be Beryllos remembered”.)

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 52, looking south.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 52, looking south.

 

Room 53: Corridor on east side of baths area.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 53, looking east across corridors 62 and 63, towards Portico 60.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 53, looking east across corridors 62 and 63, towards Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Corridor 53, looking east.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Room 54: Room on south side of north garden 56.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 54, remains of doorway? or wall foundations in south wall. Looking north.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 54, remains of doorway? or wall foundations in south wall. Looking north.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 54, site of room, looking north-west towards doorway to east portico 34.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 54, site of room, looking north-west towards doorway to East Portico 34.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 54, doorway in north-west corner leading to East Portico 34.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 54, doorway in north-west corner leading to East Portico 34.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 54, threshold of doorway

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 54, threshold of doorway in north-west corner of west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. East Portico 34, threshold of doorway leading to room 54.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. East Portico 34, threshold of doorway leading to room 54.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 54, looking east across south wall, and into room 57 towards reconstructed wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 54, looking east across south wall, and into room 57 towards reconstructed wall.

 

Room 55: Room on south side of room 57.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Doorway to room 55 in south wall of room 57.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Doorway to room 55 in south wall of room 57.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, east wall, with blocked window.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, east wall, with blocked window.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on east wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on east wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on east wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with plant painting on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with plant painting on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with plant painting on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with plant painting on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with remains of plant painting on south wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, black zoccolo with remains of plant painting on south wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, south end of upper west wall in south-west corner above red panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, south end of upper west wall in south-west corner above red panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted west wall above central red panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted upper west wall above central red panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, painted upper north end of west wall in north-west corner above red panel.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, painted upper north end of west wall in north-west corner above red panel.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, remains of painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, remains of painted bird in middle of red panel on west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, north wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, north wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, upper north wall, taken from doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, upper north wall, taken from doorway.

 

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, floor.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, floor.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 55, reconstructed plaster on wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 55, reconstructed plaster on wall.

 

Room 56: North garden.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east across north garden 56.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east across north garden 56.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Looking south-east across the north garden 56. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Looking south-east across the north garden 56.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Looking south-east across the north garden 56, now replanted.
In the upper left of the photo is the doorway through to room 69.
On the right, just in the photo, is the entrance to the large salon, room 21, which would have enjoyed fine views across the garden. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Looking south-east across the replanted north garden 56.

In the upper left of the photo is the doorway through to room 69.

In the centre of the photo is the east portico of the north garden, room 34.

On the right, just in the photo, is the entrance to the large salon, room 21, which would have enjoyed fine views across the garden.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Area 56, the replanted south-east corner of the north garden. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Area 56, the replanted south-east corner of the north garden.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. 
Looking north-east across north garden 56 towards unexcavated and wall of complex of rooms on the east side of the garden.
The plaster casts were made by Wilhelmina Jashemski and her band of workers in the 1970’s, a row of five trees were cast, (see separate Jashemski excavations).
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011.

Looking north-east across north garden 56 towards unexcavated and wall of complex of rooms on the east side of the garden.

The plaster casts were made by Wilhelmina Jashemski and her band of workers in the 1970’s, a row of five trees were cast, (see separate Jashemski excavations).

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east towards east side of north garden 56, along the pathway to Exedra 69.
Another Wilhelmina Jashemski plaster-cast can be seen on the centre-right. 
The wall on the right is part of room 58, in which she also found root-cavities.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east towards east side of north garden 56, along the pathway to Exedra 69.

Another Wilhelmina Jashemski plaster-cast can be seen on the centre-right.

The wall on the right is part of room 58, in which she also found root-cavities.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1983 or 1984. Looking south-east across north garden 56, towards east complex of rooms, with square doorway to exedra 69.
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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1983 or 1984. Looking south-east across north garden 56, towards east complex of rooms, with square doorway to exedra 69.

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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south-east across large tree root-cavities in the north garden 56, and pathway leading to Exedra 69. 
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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south-east across large tree root-cavities in the north garden 56, and pathway leading to Exedra 69.

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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking north-west in the north garden 56 along the diagonal path with two masonry bases.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking north-west in the north garden 56 along the diagonal path with two masonry bases.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. 
Masonry statue base from east side of diagonal path, leading north-west across north garden 56.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Masonry statue base from east side of diagonal path, leading north-west across north garden 56.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. 
Masonry statue base from east side of diagonal path, leading north-west across north garden 56.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Masonry statue base from east side of diagonal path, leading north-west across north garden 56.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Looking north-west in the north garden.
Looking from the huge root cavity found in 1974, which took 230 large buckets of cement to fill in 1975, along the diagonal line of a pathway, with bases.
Wilhelmina thought the diagonal pathway probably joined with the central pathway leading out from room 21, although this could not be proved as the meeting point would be under the still unexcavated area.
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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According to Wilhelmina, “At the edge of the diagonal passageway on the east, four masonry statue bases were found. On them the marble shafts that supported the sculptured white marble heads had been mounted. In 1975, we had found the portrait head of a woman of the Julio-Claudian period. In addition, the Italian excavators had found the head of the goddess Aphrodite, the child Dionysus and the fine head of a Julio-Claudian boy, which some claimed was most certainly the child Nero.
These herms, which would have been set in the middle of clumps of plants, mainly oleanders, reminded us of the garden paintings that showed sculpture set amid masses of flowering oleanders. Only the shaft of one other herm was found, and a few details of the hair still on the shaft were sufficient for Stefano De Caro to identify the missing head as that of a bearded archaic-type Dionysus. 
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.255)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north-west in the north garden.

Looking from the huge root cavity found in 1974, along the diagonal line of a pathway, with bases.

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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According to Wilhelmina, “At the edge of the diagonal passageway on the east, four masonry statue bases were found. On them the marble shafts that supported the sculptured white marble heads had been mounted. In 1975, we had found the portrait head of a woman of the Julio-Claudian period. In addition, the Italian excavators had found the head of the goddess Aphrodite, the child Dionysus and the fine head of a Julio-Claudian boy, which some claimed was most certainly the child Nero.

These herms, which would have been set in the middle of clumps of plants, mainly oleanders, reminded us of the garden paintings that showed sculpture set amid masses of flowering oleanders. Only the shaft of one other herm was found, and a few details of the hair still on the shaft were sufficient for Stefano De Caro to identify the missing head as that of a bearded archaic-type Dionysus.

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.255)

 

Oplontis, 1976. Area 56, south-west corner of north garden, during rebuilding. 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. J76f0384

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1976. Area 56, south-west corner of north garden, during rebuilding.

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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. North garden 56, looking south-west towards the painted plaster on exterior walls of room 55, towards the south-east peristyle (no.59).
Area 58, can be seen, on right.  
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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. North garden 56, looking south-west towards the painted plaster on exterior walls of room 55, towards the south-east peristyle (no.59).

Area 58, can be seen, on right. 

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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Room 57: Room linked to room 55.

 

Oplontis, 1975. Area 56, looking south-west across north garden towards the painted plaster on exterior walls of room 55, towards the south-east peristyle (no.59).
Area 58, can be seen, on right.  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. J75f0533

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west.

Area 57 would be the small “open” area at the rear of the square “raised garden bed” (originally room 58)

On its south wall would be the doorway to room 55, and the two remaining painted panels (red and black).

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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Oplontis, 1976. Area 56, south-west corner of north garden, during rebuilding. 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. J76f0384

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1976.

This photo, looking south-west, shows the west wall of area 56, and the blocked window of room 55.

On the right of the photo, room 57 has now had a reconstructed sloping wall built across its eastern end, and the remaining painted walls are covered with wooden protection. 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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Oplontis, September 2015. Room 57, looking east from doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 57, looking east from doorway.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 57, looking east along painted south wall to doorway leading to room 55.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 57, looking east along painted south wall to doorway leading to room 55.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Room 57, looking east towards the remains of black and red painted plaster on the sloping reconstructed 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. J77f0292

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Room 57, looking east towards the remains of black and red painted plaster on the sloping reconstructed 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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Oplontis, September 2015. Room 57, remains of north wall

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 57, remains of north wall, and north-east corner.

 

Oplontis, 1977. On the left is room 58, with its root cavities, on the right is room 57 with its remaining black and red painted plaster. Looking east. At the rear, across the garden, is the doorway to room 69. 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. J77f0293

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Room 57.

Looking east towards the remaining black and red painted plaster on the north and east walls of room 57.

On the left is room 58, with its root cavities. At the rear, across the garden, is the doorway to room 69.

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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Room 58: Room converted into small garden.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 58, looking north-east across area of a room that Jashemski was allowed to excavate. She thought that the original room had probably been altered into a small garden area, perhaps after the earthquake of 62AD.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 58, looking north-east across area of a room that Jashemski was allowed to excavate.

She thought that the original room had probably been altered into a small garden area, perhaps after the earthquake of 62AD.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 58, looking north-east towards the garden area and doorway through to room 69, near tree.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 58, looking north-east towards the garden area and doorway through to room 69, near tree.

 

Oplontis, 1974. Room 58, looking east towards the still unexcavated area, which would prove to be the eastern end of the north garden. According to Wilhelmina, this small area had been turned into a garden by filling the foundations of a room with soil.  Eight root-cavities, planted in three rows, were found in this garden in 1974, each root cavity was protected by a stone as can be seen in the above photo.
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. J74f0639

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1974. Room 58, looking east towards the still unexcavated area, which would prove to be the eastern end of the north garden.

According to Wilhelmina, this small area had been turned into a garden by filling the foundations of a room with soil.

Eight root-cavities, planted in three rows, were found in this garden in 1974, each root cavity was protected by a stone as can be seen in the above photo.

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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Room 59: Peristyle garden.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Area 59, looking north along west side of peristyle. The Ivy in the pots, taken in the photographs of 2011, has now been removed !

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Area 59, looking north along west side of peristyle.

The Ivy in the pots, taken in the photographs of 2011, has now been removed!

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Looking north along west side of peristyle. The Ivy in the pots obviously suffering from a hot summer ! Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Area 59, looking north along west side of peristyle.

The Ivy in the pots obviously suffering from a hot summer!

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking north along west portico, with terracotta pots planted with Ivy. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
These terracotta pots have been replanted in exactly the same place as Wilhelmina Jashemski discovered original pots buried in the soil. (See Jashemski Excavations, 1978). She thought the pots may have been buried there to encourage climbers to grow up the columns. She thought Ivy was the most probable plant, as Roman gardeners did not have a great choice of climbers.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Area 59, looking north along west portico, with terracotta pots planted with Ivy.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

These terracotta pots have been replanted in exactly the same place as Wilhelmina Jashemski discovered original pots buried in the soil.

(See Jashemski Excavations, 1978)

She thought the pots may have been buried there to encourage climbers to grow up the columns.

She thought Ivy was the most probable plant, as Roman gardeners did not have a great choice of climbers.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking west across peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking west across peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking towards west portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking towards west portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, west portico, with two rows of filled root cavities.
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. Oplo0006

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, west portico, with two rows of filled root cavities.

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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Oplontis, May 2010. Notice-board describing the plantings in the south-east peristyle.  See also Jashemski excavations, 1978.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Notice-board describing the plantings in the south-east peristyle.

See also Jashemski excavations, 1978.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Area 59, looking towards north portico.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Area 59, looking towards north portico.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Area 59, looking towards north portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Area 59, looking towards north portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Area 59, looking towards the north side of the peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Area 59, looking towards the north side of the peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Area 59, looking towards north side of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Area 59, looking towards north side of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Area 59, looking across the peristyle garden towards the east portico.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Area 59, looking across the peristyle garden towards the east portico.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Area 59, looking towards east side of peristyle. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Area 59, looking towards east side of peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, looking north along east portico.
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. Oplo0098

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, looking north along east portico.

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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Oplontis, May 2010. Peristyle 59, looking south-east from north portico 40. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Peristyle 59, looking south-east from north portico 40. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, looking south along east side, with white painted root cavities. 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. J77f0361

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, looking south along east side, with white painted root cavities.

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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Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards north-east corner and east 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. J77f0362

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards north-east corner and east 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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Oplontis, May 2010. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards the north-east corner.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards the north-east corner.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards north wall and north-east corner. 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. J77f0363

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking towards north wall and north-east corner.

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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Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking south-east from the north portico. 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. J77f0364

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, the south-east peristyle, looking south-east from the north portico 40.

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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Oplontis, September 2011. Area 59/portico 40, looking south along west portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Area 59/portico 40, looking south along west portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 59, Looking south-east from west portico. 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. J77f0322

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 59, looking south-east from west portico 40.

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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Oplontis. 1974. Peristyle 59, looking south along west portico. 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. J74f0623
 

Oplontis. 1974. Peristyle 59, looking south along west portico, towards unexcavated.

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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Oplontis 1974. Peristyle 59, looking north along west portico. 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. J74f0624

Oplontis 1974. Peristyle 59, looking north along west portico.

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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Oplontis, 1973. Excavation and consolidation. 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. J73f0363

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1973. Excavation and consolidation on portico 40, west side, of large peristyle 59.

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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