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Oplontis. Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea

or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

 

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Jashemski 1975: 1975 Jashemski excavations.

 

At the villa, we would continue our excavations in the north garden and we were told that the south-east peristyle garden (which turned out to contain the swimming pool) would also be ready for us.

We went to Oplontis, we were greatly surprised to see that a large wing of the villa had been discovered to the east, hence the north garden did not extend as far to the east as we had expected. More fill had been removed from the north garden, but there were still many piles of rocks and building debris to be removed before we could look for root cavities. 

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.227)

 

When we returned to Oplontis, we began work in the south-east peristyle garden to the east of the front entrance of the villa.

The next day they were ready for us to continue our work in the north garden. We resumed work near the huge root cavity we had found the previous year.

There was tremendous excitement when early in the morning a beautiful head of a woman sculptured from Greek marble came into view, then a marble shaft.

We soon found a second large tree-root cavity in line and to the north of the huge tree root cavity that we had found the previous year.

We next found another tree-root cavity to the north of this one, now making a row of three. Then we found what appeared to be a fourth large tree root cavity.

Then we found another cavity directly to the east of the first cavity we had found the previous year. It had the same shape but was quite unlike the huge tree--root cavities we were finding. We suspected that these cavities had been left by clumps of small trees or large bushes, perhaps oleanders. Specialists agreed that the two largest clumps were those of a cluster of shrubs, possibly oleanders. The row of four large trees were probably plane or possibly pine trees.

Sicignano estimated that it would take at least a ton of cement to make the casts, but at least this year a cement mixer was being supplied.

 

As we continued excavating at the rear of the villa, we discovered that the formal architectural layout of the garden reflected the plan of the villa itself.

From the entrance which was near the sea, the beautiful perspective through the atrium continued through the enclosed garden and the grand salon, with its monumental entrance at the rear, to a landscaped passageway on the central axis of the villa.

 

We also excavated the enclosed garden at the rear of the atrium (room 20).

It was the first garden to be seen upon entering the villa, visible beyond the portico-like room at the rear of the atrium. A large open window in the north wall of the garden made possible the remarkable vista from the entrance of the villa to the garden we were excavating at the rear. We discovered a root cavity in each corner of the enclosed garden, with the exception of the south-east: a planting in that corner would have blocked the entrance. The root cavities appeared to be fruit or nut trees

 

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.229-233)

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Area 59, looking north-west across south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0866

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Area 59, looking north-west across south-east peristyle.

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 or 1974. Room 59, looking north-west across south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0867

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Room 59, looking north-west across south-east peristyle.

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 or 1974. Area 59/24, looking west along south side of villa, towards room 23.  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. J74f0868

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974.

Area 59/24, looking west along south side of villa, towards room 23. 

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 or 1974. A discovery in the lapilli ! Looking north-east to rear of area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0870

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. A discovery in the lapilli !

Looking north-east to rear of area 59, the south-east peristyle.

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 or 1974. Looking south-east across area of north garden towards room 69, (with yellow truck in it), which had a window onto the north garden in the wall this side, and opened on the far side onto the pool area 60. 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. J74f0871

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. 

Looking south-east across area of north garden towards room 69, (with yellow truck in it), which had an opening onto the north garden in the wall this side, and opened on the far side onto the pool area 60. 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 or 1974. Looking south towards area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0872

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking south towards area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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 or 1974. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking west during garden excavation. 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. J74f0875

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking west during garden excavation.

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 or 1974. Work-tools of the restorers.  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. J74f0877

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Work-tools of the restorers. 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 or 1974. Restoration in progress. 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. J74f0878

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Restoration in progress. 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 or 1974. Concentration while restoring. 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. J74f0879
According to Wilhelmina – “The restorers were anxious to show us the small fragments of painted ceiling plaster that had been retrieved from the lapilli in a recently excavated room. The plaster had fallen when the panels of tied reeds, to which the plaster had been applied, had been consumed by the eruption. The only clue the restorers had in solving this gigantic jigsaw puzzle were the imprints of the reeds in the plaster, and their uncanny skill. They later showed us a portion of the ceiling that had been put back together in its original position, and the painted design on the ceiling was intact. “

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Concentration while restoring. 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 – “The restorers were anxious to show us the small fragments of painted ceiling plaster that had been retrieved from the lapilli in a recently excavated room. The plaster had fallen when the panels of tied reeds, to which the plaster had been applied, had been consumed by the eruption. The only clue the restorers had in solving this gigantic jigsaw puzzle were the imprints of the reeds in the plaster, and their uncanny skill. They later showed us a portion of the ceiling that had been put back together in its original position, and the painted design on the ceiling was intact.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.229)

 

Oplontis, 1975. Carefully and with great skill, attaching the matching patterns of the reeds. 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. J75f0118

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Carefully and with great skill, attaching the matching patterns of the reeds.

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 or 1974. A pause for a 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. J74f0880

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. A pause for a 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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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Fallen plaster re-attached to panels of tied reeds. 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. J74f0886

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Fallen plaster re-attached to panels of tied reeds.

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 or 1974. Concentration, while applying the cement to the rear of the fallen fragments. 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. J74f0888

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Concentration, while applying the cement to the rear of the fallen fragments.

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 or 1974. Detail from 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. J74f0889

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Detail from 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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Oplontis, 1975. Cement now dry, time to reveal the completed fragment. 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. J75f0110

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Cement now dry, time to reveal the completed fragment.

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, 1975. Completed fragment of painted plaster, with design intact. 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. J75f0111

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Completed fragment of painted plaster, with design intact.

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. Fragments of plaster waiting to be re-attached. 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. J75f0333

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Fragments of plaster waiting to be re-attached. 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. Detail of pattern on fragments. 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. J75f0334

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Detail of pattern on fragments. 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. Workshop of restorers. 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. J75f0335

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Workshop of restorers. 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 or 1974. Looking north-east across area 59, south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0882

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking north-east across area 59, south-east peristyle.

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 or 1974. Looking towards east side of area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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. J74f0890

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking towards east side of area 59, the south-east peristyle.

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, 1975. Group photo on the last day in the south-east peristyle, before starting again in the north garden. 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. J74f0891

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Group photo on the last day in the south-east peristyle, before starting again in the north garden.

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 or 1974. Start of work in north garden again, near the huge root cavity found the previous year. 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. J74f0893

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Start of work in north garden again, near the huge root cavity found the previous year.

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 or 1974. Looking south-west across the east portico, room 34. 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. J74f0894

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking south-west across the east portico, room 34.

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 or 1974. Further clearing of lapilli in area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking south-west. 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. J74f0895

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Further clearing of lapilli in area 59, the south-east peristyle. Looking south-west.

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 or 1974. South-east side of area 59, during excavation. 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. J74f0896

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. South-east side of area 59, during excavation.

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 or 1974. Looking south-east across villa, from north garden.
Room 58, and doorway to room 55 can be seen, right of centre. 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. J74f0898

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking south-east across villa, from north garden.

Room 58, and doorway to room 55 can be seen, right of centre. 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 or 1974. Looking south-west across villa. 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. J74f0899

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975 or 1974. Looking south-west across villa. 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, 1975. Marble head emerging from lapilli. 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. J74f0900
According to Wilhelmina  “There was great excitement when early in the morning a beautiful head of a woman sculptured from Greek marble came into view, then a marble shaft.”

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Marble head emerging from lapilli. 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

“There was great excitement when early in the morning a beautiful head of a woman sculptured from Greek marble came into view, then a marble shaft.”

 

Oplontis, 1975. Discovery of a marble head and shaft. 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. J74f0901

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Discovery of a marble head and shaft. 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, 1975. Head and shaft. 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. J74f0903

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Head and shaft. 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, 1975. The shaft was set up, and the head fitted perfectly. 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. J74f0908

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. The shaft was set up, and the head fitted perfectly.

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, 1975. After the head had been photographed, our workers grouped themselves around it, for a photo with their most important find. Then the head was carried to the restorers for cleaning. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. After the head had been photographed, our workers grouped themselves around it, for a photo with their most important find.

Then the head was carried to the restorers for cleaning. 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, 1975. Looking south-west across north garden, near east portico 34, where the head and shaft were discovered. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west across north garden, near east portico 34, where the head and shaft were discovered.

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, 1975. Discovery at the original soil level. 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.  J74f0913
According to Wilhelmina – “We soon found a second large tree-root cavity in line and to the north of the huge tree root cavity that we had found the previous year. 
We next found another tree-root cavity to the north of this one, now making a row of three.Then we found what appeared to be a fourth large tree root cavity.
Then we found another cavity directly to the east of the first cavity we had found the previous year. It had the same shape but was quite unlike the huge tree--root cavities we were finding. We suspected that these cavities had been left by clumps of small trees or large bushes, perhaps oleanders. Specialists agreed that the two largest clumps were those of a cluster of shrubs, possibly oleanders. The row of four large trees were probably plane or possibly pine trees. Sicignano estimated that it would take at least a ton of cement to make the casts, but at least this year a cement mixer was being supplied.” 
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.230-231)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Discovery at the original soil level. 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 –We soon found a second large tree-root cavity in line and to the north of the huge tree root cavity that we had found the previous year.

We next found another tree-root cavity to the north of this one, now making a row of three. Then we found what appeared to be a fourth large tree root cavity.

Then we found another cavity directly to the east of the first cavity we had found the previous year. It had the same shape but was quite unlike the huge tree--root cavities we were finding. We suspected that these cavities had been left by clumps of small trees or large bushes, perhaps oleanders. Specialists agreed that the two largest clumps were those of a cluster of shrubs, possibly oleanders. The row of four large trees were probably plane or possibly pine trees.

Sicignano estimated that it would take at least a ton of cement to make the casts, but at least this year a cement mixer was being supplied.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.230-231)

 

Oplontis, 1975. Sig. Sicignano carefully cleaning the root-cavity. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Sig. Sicignano carefully cleaning the root-cavity.

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, 1975. Scale of the operation for the excavation. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Scale of the operation for the excavation.

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, 1975. Wilhelmina documenting, sitting on the left, while the north garden is being dug-out both mechanically and by hand. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Wilhelmina documenting, sitting on the left, while the north garden is being dug-out both mechanically and by hand.

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.

J75f0013

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north-west from room 69. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north-west from 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.

J75f0017

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking north-west from room 69, through gap in wall towards north garden, and area still being dug-out. On the right (north) is the small doorway to room 71, and a large doorway into room 70.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north-west from room 69, through gap in wall towards north garden, and area still being dug-out.

On the right (north) is the small doorway to room 71, and a large doorway into room 70. 

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.

J75f0019

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-west across the north garden, whilst an area was being dug-out. 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. J75f0020

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west across the north garden, whilst an area was being dug-out.

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, 1975. Looking south-east towards area of swimming pool, across doorway into room 69, lower left of centre, towards doorway into room 68. On the lower right are two doorways into room 64, and the south-east peristyle, area 59, can be seen on the 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. J75f0022

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east towards area of swimming pool, across doorway into room 69, lower left of centre, towards doorway into room 68.

On the lower right are two doorways into room 64, and the south-east peristyle, area 59, can be seen on the 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.

J75f0022

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-west across room 69, with large yellow machinery. 
The south-east peristyle, area 59, can be seen at the centre top. 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. J75f0023

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west across room 69, with large yellow machinery.

The south-east peristyle, area 59, can be seen at the centre top. 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, 1975. Looking west across room 69 towards the north garden. 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. J75f0024

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking west across room 69 towards the north garden. 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.

J75f0024

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking west across 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. J75f0025

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking west across 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.

J75f0025

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south to excavation near room 34, the east portico of the north garden. On the left the large “strange root” from the previous year’s dig, can now be seen completely filled with cement.  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. J75f0028

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south to excavation near room 34, the east portico of the north garden.

On the left the large “strange root” from the previous year’s dig, can now be seen completely filled with cement.

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.

J75f0028

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking east across the north garden, towards the gap in the wall of room 69, from near the north side of room 33, the 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. J75f0030

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking east across the north garden, towards the gap in the wall of room 69, from near the north side of room 33, the 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.

J75f0030

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden and villa. 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. J75f0031

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden and villa.

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.

J75f0031

 

Oplontis, 1975. Mechanical help for excavators. 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. J75f0036

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Mechanical help for excavators.

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.

J75f0036

 

Oplontis, 1975. Digger at work. 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. J75f0040

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Digger at work. 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.

J75f0040

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-east towards room 34, the east 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. J75f0051

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east towards room 34, the east 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.

J75f0051

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south to east portico, 34 of north garden, across large strange root-cavity.  On the right the excavated and cleaned outline of the path running east to west across the rear garden can be seen. 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. J75f0063

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south to east portico, 34 of north garden, across large strange root-cavity.

On the right the excavated and cleaned outline of the path running east to west across the rear garden can be seen.

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.

J75f0063

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-west towards room 21, the grand salon, across cleared and excavated area, showing the pathways at the central axis of the villa. 
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. J75f0064
According to Wilhelmina – “the beautiful perspective through the atrium (room 5) continued through the enclosed garden (room 20) and the grand salon (room 21), with its monumental entrance at the rear, to a landscaped passageway on the central axis of the villa.”

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west towards room 21, the grand salon, across cleared and excavated area, showing the pathways at the central axis of the villa.

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.

J75f0064

According to Wilhelmina – “the beautiful perspective through the atrium (room 5) continued through the enclosed garden (room 20) and the grand salon (room 21), with its monumental entrance at the rear, to a landscaped passageway on the central axis of the villa.”

 

Oplontis, 1975. Discovery. 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. J75f0072

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Discovery. 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.

J75f0072

 

Oplontis, 1975. It’s a column ! 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. J75f0073

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. It’s a column! 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.

J75f0073

 

Oplontis, 1975. Digging out of the column. 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. J75f0076

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Digging out of the column.

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.

J75f0076

 

Oplontis, 1975. Column free, at last. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Column free, at last.

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.

J75f0081

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking east across north garden, with column laying on the ground. 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. J75f0082

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking east across north garden, with column laying on the ground.

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.

J75f0082

 

Oplontis, 1975. Finding of a root cavity. 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. J75f0071

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Finding of a root cavity. 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.

J75f0071

 

Oplontis, 1975. Careful cleaning out of root cavity. 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. J75f0074

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Careful cleaning out of root cavity. 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.

J75f0074

 

Oplontis, 1975. Large root cavity waiting to be filled. 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. J75f0092

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Large root cavity waiting to be filled. 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.

J75f0092

 

Oplontis, 1975. Restorer collecting the fallen pieces of plaster from Area 60, the portico overlooking the pool. The doorway would lead into room 72, and the painted wall would be on its north side. 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. J75f0090

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Restorer collecting the fallen pieces of plaster from Area 60, the portico overlooking the pool.

The doorway would lead into room 72, and the painted wall would be on its north side. 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.

J75f0090

 

Oplontis, 1975. Room 74, carefully removing debris from near the painted plaster of the walls of room 72. 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. J75f0095

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Room 74, carefully removing debris from near the painted plaster of the walls of room 72.

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.

J75f0095

 

Oplontis, 1975. Area 60, looking north along portico overlooking the pool being excavated.  Carefully removing debris from near the painted plaster of a wall newly emerging from the debris, room 72. 
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. J75f0097

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Area 60, looking north along portico overlooking the pool being excavated. 

Carefully removing debris from near the painted plaster of a wall newly emerging from the debris, room 72.

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.

J75f0097

 

Oplontis, 1975. Room 74, debris being removed from it, on the north side of room 72, with painted plaster.  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. J75f0098

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Room 74, debris being removed from it, on the north side of room 72, with painted plaster.  

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.

J75f0098

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south above root cavity, towards area of room 58 and other cavities covered with corrugated sheeting. 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. J75f0099

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south above root cavity, towards area of room 58 and other cavities covered with corrugated sheeting.

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.

J75f0099

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south along area of swimming 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. J75f0104

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south along area of swimming 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.

J75f0104

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden towards area of room 58.
Wilhelmina can be seen sitting in the shade of the east portico, room 34, on the 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. J75f0108

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden towards area of room 58.

Wilhelmina can be seen sitting in the shade of the east portico, room 34, on the 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, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden and sites of cavities, towards room 64 with two doorways. 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. J75f0109

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east across north garden and sites of cavities, towards room 64 with two doorways.

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, 1975. Looking towards north-west corner of area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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. J75f0120

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking towards north-west corner of area 59, the south-east peristyle.

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, 1975. Looking towards the west side of area 59, the south-east peristyle. 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. J75f0121

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking towards the west side of area 59, the south-east peristyle.

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, 1975. Clearing a root cavity of its lapilli. 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. J75f0122

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Clearing a root cavity of its lapilli.

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, 1975. Looking south across area 59, with the root-cavities protected by stone/slabs. 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. J75f0124

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south across area 59, with the root-cavities protected by stone/slabs.

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 – “We also filled all the cavities that we found in the portico garden (room 59) to the east of the main entrance.

The garden is enclosed on three sides by a portico supported by white columns. We found two rows of roots near the columns. The roots were directly in front of each column. Many of these root cavities contained pots with four holes.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.233)

 

Oplontis, 1975. Looking south across north garden, with area 59, south-east peristyle, at the rear. 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. J75f0133

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south across north garden, with area 59, south-east peristyle, at the rear.

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, 1975. South-west corner of north garden. 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. J75f0131

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. South-west corner of north garden. 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, 1975. Original wooden door emerging from lapilli. 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. J75f0141

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Original wooden door emerging from lapilli.

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, 1975. South-east corner of north garden. 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. J75f0142

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. South-east corner of north garden. 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, 1975. Discussing a discovery. 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. J75f0144

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Discussing a discovery. 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, 1975. Looking north along line of root cavities on east side of north garden.  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. J75f0148

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north along line of root cavities on east side of north garden. 

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, 1975. Looking east in north garden, near to the doorway to room 69, with a large root cavity under the corrugated sheet, on the 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. J75f0155

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975.

Looking east in north garden, near to the doorway to room 69, with a large root cavity under the corrugated sheet, on the 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, 1975. Looking north-west towards area being excavated, rooms 75/68 on left, and rooms 71/70, right of centre. 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. J75f0156

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north-west towards area being excavated, rooms 75/68 on left, and rooms 71/70, right of centre.

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, 1975. Looking north-west towards area being excavated, rooms 75/68 on left, and doorways to rooms 71/70/72, right of centre. 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. J75f0158

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking north-west towards area being excavated, rooms 75/68 on left, and doorways to rooms 71/70/72, right of centre.

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, 1975. Looking west towards the rooms 75, 68, and through doorway of room 69 to north garden, on the 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. J75f0157

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking west towards the rooms 75, 68, and through doorway of room 69 to north garden, on the 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, 1975. Looking south-west at east end of north garden, across line of four tree-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. J75f0164

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-west at east end of north garden, across line of four tree-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, 1975. Looking south-east across east end of north garden, towards doorway of room 69, on left, and two doorways into room 64. 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. J75f0170

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking south-east across east end of north garden, towards doorway of room 69, on left, and two doorways into room 64.

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, 1975. Looking west across room 69, with doorways to rooms 71/70/72, on the 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. J75f0173

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Looking west across room 69, with doorways to rooms 71/70/72, on the 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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