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Oplontis. Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea

or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

 

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Rooms 90-99 and Area being excavated on the north side of area 60 and north-west side of the swimming pool.

 

Room 90: Small room with doorways linking to rooms 88, 89, 93 and 94.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room  90, doorway from Portico 60, looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, doorway from Portico 60, looking west.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room  90, south pilaster with marker indicating room 90 was one of a group of rooms set aside for guests, indicated by the sign “ospitalia”.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Room 90, south pilaster with marker indicating room 90 was one of a group of rooms set aside for guests, indicated by the sign “ospitalia”.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, looking towards south-west corner.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, looking towards south-west corner.

The doorway to room 88 is on the left, and to room 89 on the right.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 90, looking towards doorway in west wall leading into room 89.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Room 90, looking towards doorway in west wall leading into room 89. 

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, west wall with doorway to room 89.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, west wall with doorway to room 89.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, north wall, with doorway to room 93 on the left, and to corridor 94, on the right.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, north wall, with doorway to room 93 on the left, and to corridor 94, on the right.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, threshold leading into room 93.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, threshold leading into room 93.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, doorway to corridor 94, looking north-east.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, doorway to corridor 94, looking north-east.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, north-east corner.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, north-east corner.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, east wall with doorway to Portico 60.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, east wall with doorway to Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, looking towards east wall in south-east corner.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, looking towards east wall in south-east corner.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 90, threshold dividing rooms 90 and 89. The floor of room 89 is at the top of the photo.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 90, threshold dividing rooms 90 and 89. The floor of room 89 is at the top of the photo.

 

Room 91: Corridor or portico at south end of swimming pool in area thought to be a rustic/working one (next to rooms 81, 82, 83 and 84).

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 91 (right) between the two pilasters and the brick wall of the Sarno canal.
Looking south-east from end of room 81.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 91 (right) between the two pilasters and the brick wall of the Sarno canal.

Looking south-east from end of room 81.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Looking south into areas 85, 86 and 91
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Looking south into areas 85, 86 and 91

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Room 92: Terrace at south end of swimming pool.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 92, looking north-east across area 86 and narrow area 85 north of  pilasters.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 92, looking north-east across area 86 and narrow area 85 north of pilasters.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, terrace looking north over the swimming pool area 96.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, terrace looking north over the swimming pool area 96.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, north west corner looking north over area 96 and 60/80.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, north west corner looking north over area 96 and 60/80.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, north east corner looking east along the border with the swimming pool area 96.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, north east corner looking east along the border with the swimming pool area 96.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, looking north over area 96 and 60/80.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, looking north over area 96 and 60/80.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, looking north over the small impluvium like marble feature.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, looking north over the small impluvium like marble feature.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, looking north over the centre of the small impluvium like marble feature.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, looking north over the centre of the small impluvium like marble feature.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, south end of the small impluvium like marble feature.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, February 2009. Room 92, south end of the small impluvium like marble feature.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Room 92, looking east over the small impluvium like marble feature.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Room 92, looking east over the small impluvium like marble feature.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, looking west on to party wall with area 78.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Room 92, looking west on to party wall with area 78.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Area 92 to the left of corridor 85 looking east. 
Area 86 is to the right (south) of the corridor.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Area 92 to the left of corridor 85 looking east.

Area 86 is to the right (south) of the corridor.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Room 92, western end looking south into areas 85, 86 and 91
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2009. Room 92, western end looking south into areas 85, 86 and 91

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis, 1978. Area 92, the south-east side of the swimming pool, looking south. 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. J78f0045

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 92, the south-east side of the swimming pool, looking south.

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, 1978. Area 92, looking north-east across pool, with statues in their original places. 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. J78f0076

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 92, looking north-east across pool, with statues in their original places.

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, 1978. Area 92, Wilhelmina studying the items on the south side of pool. 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. J78f0051

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 92, Wilhelmina studying the objects on the south side of pool, in their original location.

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, 1978. Terrace 92. Marble group of hermaphrodite and a faun, also recently discovered on the south side of the pool. 
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, 1978. Terrace 92. Marble group of hermaphrodite and a faun, also recently discovered on the south side of the pool.

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 93: Room in north-west corner of north end of swimming pool.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking north through doorway from room 90.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking north through doorway from room 90.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking towards west wall with window onto north garden, and doorway into room 95.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking towards west wall with window onto north garden, and doorway into room 95.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, doorway in north wall into room 95, still partly unexcavated.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, doorway in north wall into room 95, only partly excavated.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, north wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, north wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking south towards entrance doorway from room 90.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking south towards entrance doorway from room 90.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking towards south wall on western side of entrance doorway from room 90.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking towards south wall on western side of entrance doorway from room 90.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking east.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking east.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, east wall with doorway into corridor 94.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, east wall with doorway into corridor 94.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, looking west across floor.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, looking west across floor.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 93, threshold in doorway dividing rooms 93 and 94, looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 93, threshold in doorway dividing rooms 93 and 94, looking west.

 

Room 94: Small corridor leading to rooms 93, 95 and 97, north of corridor 90, and west of Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Corridor 94, looking north to room 97 (Jashemski numbered as 94). Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Corridor 94, looking north to room 97. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

The doorway on the left leads into room 93, and the doorway on the right leads onto Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Doorway to room 94, looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Doorway to room 94, looking west.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Corridor 94, looking south from near room 97.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Corridor 94, looking south from near room 97.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Corridor 94, looking south through room 90, and southwards. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Corridor 94, looking south through room 90, and southwards.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, October 2001. Corridor 94, looking towards painted west wall near doorway to room 93. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, October 2001. Corridor 94, looking towards painted west wall near doorway to room 93.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

 

Room 95: Room north of room 93.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 95, doorway in north wall of room 93.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 95, doorway in north wall of room 93.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 95, remains of painted decoration on west wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 95, remains of painted decoration on west wall.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 95, looking east towards room 97.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 95, looking east towards room 97.

 

 

Room 96: The swimming pool.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Area 96, looking south-east across area 80, swimming pool 96, from West Portico 60.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Area 96, looking south-east across area 80, swimming pool 96, from West Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, May 2010.  Looking south-east across swimming pool area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010.  Looking south-east across swimming pool area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008. Room 96, the swimming pool, looking south east from 60 (with area 80 in the foreground of the image delineated by the white marble strip).
Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008. Room 96, the swimming pool, looking south east from 60 (with area 80 in the foreground of the image delineated by the white marble strip).

Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, October 2001. Area 96, looking south-east across swimming pool from area 80, the east side of the west portico.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, October 2001.

Area 96, looking south-east across swimming pool from area 80, the east side of the west portico. 

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Looking south along swimming pool, from north end of west portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Looking south along swimming pool, from north end of west portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008. Room 96, swimming pool east side section.
Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008. Room 96, swimming pool east side section.

Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Looking east across south end of swimming pool.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east across south end of swimming pool.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Looking east across swimming pool, from area 60,the west portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Looking east across swimming pool, from area 60, the west portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008. Room 96, the swimming pool, looking east from 60 (with area 80 in the foreground of the image delineated by the white marble strip). 
In the far right, south east, corner are the steps into the pool.
Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, June 2008.

Room 96, the swimming pool, looking east from 60 (with area 80 in the foreground of the image delineated by the white marble strip).

In the far right, south east, corner are the steps into the pool.

Photo courtesy of Martin Blazeby.

 

Oplontis, 1984. Looking south-east along the east side of the swimming pool, area 93.
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. Oplo0194

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1984. Looking south-east along the east side of the swimming pool, area 98.

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.1984.  Looking south along east side (area 98) of swimming pool 96 towards area 92, the sculpture garden, on its south side. 
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.1984. 

Looking south along east side (area 98) of swimming pool 96 towards area 92, the sculpture garden, on its south side.

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. Looking north-east across swimming pool from south end.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking north-east across swimming pool from south end.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Looking north towards unexcavated from west side of swimming pool. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Looking north towards unexcavated from west side of swimming pool.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Looking north towards the northern edge of the pool and the pyroclastic debris layers clearly visible. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Looking north towards the northern edge of the pool and the pyroclastic debris layers clearly visible.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Looking east along northern edge of excavated swimming pool area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Looking east along northern edge of excavated swimming pool area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Looking north-west over area 96 and 60/80 from room 92.
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, December 2007. Looking north-west over area 96 and 60/80 from room 92.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker - from the King's College London, Villa of Oplontis Archive.

 

Oplontis, c.1983 or 1984. Looking north-west across swimming pool, from east side. 
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. Oplo0212

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1983 or 1984. Looking north-west across swimming pool, from east side.

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 97: Room with two doorways, one from Corridor 94, the other from the West Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, doorway at northern end of corridor 94.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, doorway at northern end of corridor 94.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, west wall of doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, west wall of doorway.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, east wall of doorway.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, east wall of doorway.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, looking east towards window and doorway onto Portico 60.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015.

Room 97, looking east towards window and doorway onto Portico 60.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted decoration under window in east wall

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted decoration under window in east wall.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Room 97, looking north-east through doorway from west portico, and through window in east wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010.

Room 97, looking north-east through doorway from west portico, and through window in east wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Corridor/room 97, plaster-cast of doors. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Corridor/room 97, plaster-cast of door/shutters. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Corridor/room 97, plaster-cast of door/shutters. The hinges and the door-closure are clearly visible. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Corridor/room 97, plaster-cast of door/shutters. The hinges and the door-closure are clearly visible.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, plaster cast.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, plaster cast.

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Room 97, plaster-cast. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Room 97, plaster-cast. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, May 2011. Room 97, plaster-cast of part of shutters. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2011. Room 97, plaster-cast of part of shutters. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, looking west.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, looking west. 

 

Oplontis, September 2011. Area 60, the west portico of the swimming pool.
This is the doorway at the north end, looking into the unexcavated, probably numbered 94. On the right is the window with the decoration under it, and a small wall built on its eastern side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Area 60, the west portico of the swimming pool.

This is the eastern doorway to room 97, at the north end of the portico, looking into the unexcavated.  

On the right is the window with the decoration under it, and a small wall built on its eastern side.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, doorway from Portico 60, looking north.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, doorway from Portico 60, looking north.

 

Oplontis, 1983 or 1984. Looking north to black marble column.
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. Oplo0070

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1983 or 1984. Looking north to black marble column.

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 97, looking north on east side of doorway, on left.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, looking north on east side of doorway, on left.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted dado with garden shrubs and birds.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted dado with garden shrubs and birds.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, painted dado on north wall under window.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, painted dado on west end of north wall under window.

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, painted shrubs under the window of the north wall. According to Wilhelmina, “At the north end of the swimming pool, a painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence, decorated the dado under the window of the exterior of the east wall of room 94 (now numbered as 97) and continued on the dado of the adjacent wall facing south (which corresponds to the exterior of the north wall of room 78 at the south end of the swimming pool.”
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.379)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, painted shrubs under the east end of the window of the north wall.

According to Wilhelmina, “At the north end of the swimming pool, a painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence, decorated the dado under the window of the exterior of the east wall of room 94 (now numbered as 97) and continued on the dado of the adjacent wall facing south (which corresponds to the exterior of the north wall of room 78 at the south end of the swimming pool.”

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.379)

 

Oplontis, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted garden shrubs and birds, adjacent to north wall.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Room 97, remains of painted garden shrubs and birds, adjacent to north wall.

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Looking north-east towards painted garden scene under window. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Looking north-east towards painted garden scene under window.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, 1983 or 1984. Looking north to area below the window of room 94, facing east.
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. Oplo0071

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1983 or 1984. Looking north to area below the window of room 94, facing east.

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, 1983 or 1984. Painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence
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. Oplo0072

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1983 or 1984. Painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence

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.

Oplo0072

 

Oplontis, 1983 or 1984.  Detail from painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1983 or 1984.  Detail from painting with flowering shrubs and birds seen behind a lattice fence

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Oplo0073

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Looking towards detail of remaining painted garden scene under window. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010. Looking towards detail of remaining painted garden scene under window.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, 1984. Looking north-east to area on the eastern side of the window of room 94. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1984. Looking north-east to area on the eastern side of the window of room 94.

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J84f0090

 

Oplontis, 1983 or 1984.  The painting of a poorly preserved thicket continuing along the low projection perpendicular to the wall. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1983 or 1984. 

The painting of a poorly preserved thicket continuing along the low projection perpendicular to the wall.

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Oplo0074

 

Oplontis, May 2010. Detail of painting of a poorly preserved thicket continuing along the low projection perpendicular to the wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, May 2010.

Detail of painting of a poorly preserved thicket continuing along the low projection perpendicular to the wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Oplontis, 1984. Detail of painting on small wall.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1984. Detail of painting on small wall.

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J84f0091

 

Room 98: Garden area on east side of pool (not accessible).

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, looking south along east side of pool. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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J78f0080

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, looking south along east side of pool.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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J78f0080

 

Oplontis, 1984. Looking south-east along the east side of the swimming pool, area 93.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1984. Looking south-east along the east side of the swimming pool, area 98.

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Oplo0194

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984.  Area 98 looking along the east side of swimming pool 96 towards areas 92, 85, 86 and 91 on the south side. 
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Oplo0216

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984.  Area 98 looking along the east side of swimming pool 96 towards areas 92, 85, 86 and 91 on the south side.

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Oplo0216

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, south end and terrace 92 in south-east corner of the swimming pool 96. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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J78f0045

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, south end and terrace 92 in south-east corner of the swimming pool 96.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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J78f0045

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, looking north-east from terrace92, with statues in their original places. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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J78f0076

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Area 98, looking north-east from terrace92, with statues in their original places.

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.

J78f0076

 

NW corner of swimming pool: Area being excavated on the north side of area 60 and north-west side of the swimming pool.

 

Oplontis, c.1984. Looking west along north side of excavations. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking west along north side of excavations.

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Oplo0222

 

Oplontis, c.1984. Looking west along north side of excavations at northern end of the pool. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking west along north side of excavations at northern end of the pool.

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Oplo0221

 

Oplontis, c.1984. Looking south-west across east complex and newly excavated rooms, from north end of east complex. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984.

Looking south-west across east complex and newly excavated rooms, from north end of east complex towards the north garden area.

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Oplo0210

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Drilling through volcanic debris above rooms 93 and 95.
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Oplo0182

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Drilling through volcanic debris above rooms 93 and 95.

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Oplo0182

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavations in the north-west corner at the northern end of the pool area.
On the right is the painted plaster above room 97. 
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Oplo0163

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavations in the north-west corner at the northern end of the pool area.

On the right is the painted plaster above room 97.

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Oplo0163

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavation and reconsolidation of the area above room 97, at the north-west corner of the pool area. 
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Oplo0165

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavation and reconsolidation of the area above room 97, at the north-west corner of the pool area.

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Oplo0165

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Photo for comparison to the one above, showing the northern end of the west portico.
This is the doorway of room 97 at the north end, looking into the unexcavated area.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2011. Photo for comparison to the one above, showing the northern end of the west portico.

This is the doorway of room 97 at the north end, looking into the unexcavated area.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Oplontis, c.1984. Looking across swimming pool 96, from north-west corner.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking across swimming pool 96, from north-west corner.

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Oplo0178

 

Oplontis, c.1984. Looking south-east across rooms being excavated, on northern end of area 60, the portico.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking south-east across rooms being excavated, on northern end of area 60, the portico.

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Oplo0179

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking east towards rooms 95 and 97 during excavations.  
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Oplo0186

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Looking east towards rooms 95 and 97 during excavations. 

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Oplo0186

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. 
Looking north-west towards excavations in the north-west corner of the pool area.
On the left is the plaster between room 74 and doorway to room 88 on the north side of area 60.
On the right, the plaster above the doorway to room 97 can be seen emerging from the lapilli.
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Oplo0220

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984.

Looking north-west towards excavations in the north-west corner of the pool area.

On the left is the plaster between room 74 and doorway to room 88 on the north side of area 60.

On the right, the plaster above the doorway to room 97 can be seen emerging from the lapilli.

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Oplo0220

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavations in the north-west corner of the pool area, at north end of portico 60.
Looking north-west from area 98 on the east side of swimming pool 96, with doorway to room 88 centre left.
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Oplo0211

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1984. Excavations in the north-west corner of the pool area, at north end of portico 60.

Looking north-west from area 98 on the east side of swimming pool 96, with doorway to room 88 centre left.

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Oplo0211

 

Room 99. Room discovered in 2010.

In 2010 excavations by the Oplontis Project uncovered an undocumented room to the east of 86 and 91 that should be identified as Room 99. The room seemed to be a hastily constructed addition to this area, as exploration of a caved-in section of the cocciopesto floor revealed a faulty floor substructure. The room seems to have been bounded by steps on the north and east sides. Remnants of a Doric column, with stucco flutes still preserved, stand at the north-east corner.

The trenches from the 2010 season added further evidence to the theory that the villa underwent significant changes in its late history. The mounting evidence suggested that the villa may have been damaged in the years leading up to the eruption, possibly by the earthquake of 62. If so, such an event would satisfactorily explain the collapsed portico to the east of the east wing, portions of which filled the cistern in trench OP 9. Similarly, such damage may have warranted a repair to the swimming pool. Damage suffered in rooms 86 and 91, as evidenced by multiple building phases in some of the piers, may have resulted in the lifting of the pavement. Room 99 may even be post-earthquake construction.

See http://www.oplontisproject.org/index.php/fieldwork/

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east towards room 99 beyond pilasters.

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, September 2015. Looking east towards room 99 beyond pilasters.

 

 

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