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Oplontis. Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea

or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

 

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Jashemski 1977: 1977 Jashemski excavations.

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, looking south-west, starting to clear the remaining lapilli in the centre of the east side of 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. J77f0105

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977.

Area 56, looking south-west, starting to clear the remaining lapilli in the centre of the east side of 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, 1977. Area 56, looking to the north end of the east side of 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. J77f0106

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, looking to the north end of the east side of 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, 1977. Area 56, digging through the remaining lapilli, looking north. 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. J77f0107

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, digging through the remaining lapilli, looking north. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, looking south-east at east side of north garden. The doorway with the scaffolding would lead into room 69. The two doorways, on the right, lead 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. J77f0108

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, looking south-east at east side of north garden.

The doorway with the scaffolding would lead into room 69.

The two doorways, on the right, lead 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, 1977. Discovery in the laplili. 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. J77f0109

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Discovery in the 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, 1977. Digging through to original ground level, and the height of the eruption debris behind them. 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. J77f0110

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Digging through to original ground level, and the height of the eruption debris behind them.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Differences in the layers of the eruption material. 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. J77f0112

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Differences in the layers of the eruption material. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Digging out the debris on the east 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. J77f0114

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Digging out the debris on the east 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.

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Oplontis, 1977. Digging out the debris. 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. J77f0113

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Removal of the debris. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Found in the 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. J77f0115

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Found in the 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, 1977. Room 34, siesta time in 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. J77f0116

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Room 34, siesta time in 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.

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, looking east towards doorway to room 69, and consolidation 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. J77f0118

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, looking east towards doorway to room 69, and consolidation 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.

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Oplontis, 1977. Reconstruction of the villa, looking south. The two figures on the left are on the roof of room 74. The square hole in the roof is for  room 70, a small raised courtyard 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. J77f0119

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Reconstruction of the villa, looking south.

The two figures on the left are on the roof of room 74.

The square hole is the void in the roof above room 70, a small raised courtyard 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, 1977. Reconstructing the roof of room 74. 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. J77f0121

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Reconstructing the roof of room 74. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south along area 60, before excavation and reconstruction.
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. J77f0120

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south along area 60, before excavation and reconstruction.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south-west across east end 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. J77f0122

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south-west across east end 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, 1977. Looking west along north garden, digging through the lapilli to the original soil level.  Looking west along north side of excavated area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J77f0125

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking west along north garden, digging through the lapilli to the original soil level.

Looking west along north side of excavated area. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Taking a pause in their digging. 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. J77f0126

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Taking a pause in their digging. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Shaft of herm emerging from the 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. J77f0138

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Shaft of herm emerging from the 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, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, looking south.
On the right is the doorway to room 65, then the smaller doorway of room 63, and then the doorway into room 46, the corridor with the benches. In the centre, ahead, is a window to room 78, and one to room 66. 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. J77f0139

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, looking south.

On the right is the doorway to room 65, then the smaller doorway of room 63, and then the doorway into room 46, the corridor with the benches.

In the centre, ahead, is a window to room 78, and one to room 66. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, looking 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. J77f0160

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, looking 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, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, 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. J77f0161

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 60, south-west end of portico facing the pool, looking south-west.

The doorway to room 76 is the second doorway from 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, 1977. Area 60, white wall of the portico facing the pool, on north side of doorway to room 76. 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, “Little more of the pool had been excavated, but of special interest were the unusually fine details in the paintings on the white wall of the portico facing the pool. One was a painting of a goat, others were a European robin, a grasshopper, and a cricket perched on, or alighting on, delicately painted ivy garlands.” 
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.258)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 60, white wall of the portico facing the pool, on north side of doorway to room 76. 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, “Little more of the pool had been excavated, but of special interest were the unusually fine details in the paintings on the white wall of the portico facing the pool. One was a painting of a goat, others were a European robin, a grasshopper, and a cricket perched on, or alighting on, delicately painted ivy garlands.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.258)

 

Oplontis, 1977. Re-attaching the 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. J77f0133

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Re-attaching the 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.

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Oplontis, 1977. Room 88, front and room 87 at 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 Villa of Poppea, 1977. Room 88 front and room 87 at 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, 1977.Looking down into room 78, during reconsolidation. 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. J77f0134

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking down into room 87, during reconsolidation.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking west into room 78, and across north garden, at its 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. J77f0162

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking west into room 87, and across north garden, at its 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, 1977. Looking west across room 69, towards 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. J77f0140

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking west across room 69, towards 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, 1977. Reconstructing the villa roof. 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. J77f0145

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Reconstructing the villa roof. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking east from above room 74, towards the still unexcavated area, above 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. J77f0148

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking east from above room 74, towards the still unexcavated area, above 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, 1977. Area 56, looking towards south side of the east end of the north garden, on the right is the doorway to room 55, and corridor 52. 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. J77f0178

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, looking towards south side of the east end of the north garden, on the right is the doorway to room 55, and corridor 52.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking north in north-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. J77f0165

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north in north-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, 1977. Looking north-west at north end of north (rear) 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. J77f0169

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north-west at north end of north (rear) 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, 1977. Looking east across north garden, towards doorway to room 69, in top right. At the bottom of the photo, a group of root-cavities have been 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. J77f0171

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking east across north garden, towards doorway to room 69, in top right.

At the bottom of the photo, a group of root-cavities have been 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, 1977. Root-cavities covered by stones/slabs at north end 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. J77f0180
According to Wilhelmina – “In addition to the large group of cavities at the east corner of the east portico, and the one farther east near to where we had found the portrait head, this summer we found to the north, a third group of much better preserved root cavities. Upon closer examination, they appeared to be the cavities of a dense thicket of twenty to twenty-five oleanders, between seventy to one hundred years old.”
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.254)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Group of root-cavities covered by stones/slabs at north end 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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According to Wilhelmina – “In addition to the large group of cavities at the east corner of the east portico, and the one farther east near to where we had found the portrait head, this summer we found to the north, a third group of much better preserved root cavities. Upon closer examination, they appeared to be the cavities of a dense thicket of twenty to twenty-five oleanders, between seventy to one hundred years old.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.254)

 

Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, looking east in north-east corner. The area has now been cleaned back to the original level, and a group of root-cavities found, lower part of photo.  In the top-right of the photo is the white painted filled root-cavity of the fourth of the line of large trees. In the top-left of the photo, another root-cavity of a large tree has been discovered, still filled with its lapilli.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, looking east in north-east corner.

The area has now been cleaned back to the original level, and the group of root-cavities found, lower part of photo.

In the top-right of the photo is the white painted filled root-cavity of the fourth of the line of large trees.

In the top-left of the photo, another root-cavity of a large tree has been discovered, still filled with 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, 1977. Looking east along north side of the rear garden, towards large doorway of room 69. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking east along north side of the rear garden, towards large doorway of room 69 leading to the unexcavated pool.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking towards room 21, towards the south-west end of north garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking towards room 21, towards the south-west end of north garden.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking towards west end of north garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking towards west end of north garden.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking from east portico, 34, towards north-east across rear garden. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking from west portico, 33, towards north-east across rear garden.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 33, lunch on the west portico. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 33, lunch on the west portico. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. A goat’s skull (above), and one of a dog,  were found near the large tree-root cavities. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. A goat’s skull was found near the large tree-root cavities.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, c.1977. Skeleton of a dog’s skull which was found near the large tree-root cavities in the north garden.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1977. Skeleton of a dog’s skull which was found near the large tree-root cavities in the north garden.

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Oplontis, 1977. Shell of turtle, found near the large-tree root cavities in the north garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Shell of turtle, found near the large-tree root cavities in the north garden.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Large crater. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Large crater, photographed standing on a capital, not its base (see 1978 photos).  

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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According to Wilhelmina: “

There was great excitement when we found a fragment of the lip of a beautiful marble crater fountain. The main body of the crater had been found earlier stored in a passageway in the villa. The lip had been patched by the restorers but when we put our chip on the lip next to the repair, it was clear we had found the missing piece. We wondered if the crater had been displayed at this focal point and our fragment dropped when the damaged crater was carried to storage after the earthquake, but this was later disproved by the Italian excavators.”  

 

Oplontis, 1977. Fragment of crater. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Fragment of crater. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

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Oplontis, 1977. Fragment found, which would have fitted perfectly into the already restored rim. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Fragment found, which would have fitted perfectly into the already restored rim.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south-east across east end of north garden. In this photo, the edge of the portico along the garden’s east side is being seached for root-cavities.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south-east across east end of north garden.

In this photo, the edge of the portico along the garden’s east side is being seached for root-cavities.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south across east end of north garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south across east end of north garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Cleaning up the area for the balloon photos. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, cleaning up the area for the “balloon” photos.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Along the edge of the gutter of the portico, small root-cavities can be seen covered with stones.

According to Wilhelmina, “The tiny root cavities in a row at the east edge of this garden were identified as perhaps those of daisy chrysanthemum, which are pictured in the wall paintings.”

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Oplontis, 1977. Filled large tree-root cavity being painted. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Filled large tree-root cavity being painted.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, the north garden, looking east. Hard at work, cleaning and painting. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, the north garden, looking east. Hard at work, cleaning and painting.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Cleaning and tidying the north garden, ready for the “balloon” photos. The root cavities are being painted white, to ensure they show up from the air. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Cleaning and tidying the north garden, ready for the “balloon” photos.

The root cavities are being painted white, to ensure they show up from the air. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, the north garden. Looking west across the cleaned area, with root cavities painted white. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, the north garden. Looking west across the cleaned area, with root cavities painted white.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. The balloon being filled, which would be used to photograph from the air. Looking south-west towards the west portico, the rows of root cavity can be seen cleanly painted white. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. The balloon being filled, which would be used to photograph from the air.

Looking south-west towards the west portico, the rows of root cavity can be seen cleanly painted white.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Room 57, looking east. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Room 57, looking east towards the remains of black and red painted plaster on the wall.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. On the left is room 58, with its root cavities, on the right is room 57 with its remaining black and red painted plaster. Looking east. At the rear, across the garden, is the doorway to room 69. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977.

On the left is room 58, with its root cavities, on the right is room 57 with its remaining black and red painted plaster. Looking east.

At the rear, across the garden, is the doorway to room 69. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south across north garden, towards east portico 34.
The line of white painted root cavities border the east-west path along the rear of the villa. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south across north garden, towards east portico 34.

The line of white painted root cavities border the east-west path along the rear of the villa.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1977. Looking east across north garden, along west-east pathway at the rear of the villa.
On the right is the large entrance to room 21.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1977. Looking east across north garden, along west-east pathway at the rear of the villa.

On the right is the large entrance to room 21.

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Oplontis, 1977. Group photo of the workers. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Group photo of the workers. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Area 56, east end of north garden, showing line of five huge tree-root cavities and smaller cavities bordering the portico. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Area 56, east end of north garden, clearly showing line of five huge tree-root cavities and smaller cavities bordering the portico.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking north-west towards the balloon flying above north garden.
In the centre under the balloon is the doorway from room 69. On the right of doorway 69, is a doorway to room 71, the window into room 70 a small courtyard garden, and doorway to room 72. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north-west towards the balloon flying above north garden.

In the centre under the balloon is the doorway from room 69.

On the right of doorway 69, is a doorway to room 71, the window into room 70 a small courtyard garden, and doorway to 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.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking  north from room 21, along the central pathway across north garden towards the unexcavated.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north from room 21, along the central pathway across north garden towards the unexcavated.  

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking north along central path, towards unexcavated north garden.  (The large branch of the tree, that Wilhelmina mentions below, was found in the cavity on the left, which seems to be surrounded by white lapilli).
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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According to Wilhelmina, “Large quantities of what appeared to be partially carbonized tree-roots were found in several cavities, and what appeared to be parts of the trunk were found in the lapilli above ground. Most spectacular was the large branch (180cm long) of a tree found in the volcanic ash, at a height of about 250cms (8 ft) at the northern end of the excavations. The cavities left by the spreading branches of this huge tree, which grew in the yet unexcavated part of the garden, can be seen in the cut in the volcanic fill.”
See Jashemski, W. F., 1979. The Gardens of Pompeii. New York: Caratzas, (p.300)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north along central path, towards unexcavated north garden.

(The large branch of the tree, which Wilhelmina mentions below, was found in the cavity on the left, which seems to be surrounded by white lapilli).

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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According to Wilhelmina, “Large quantities of what appeared to be partially carbonized tree-roots were found in several cavities, and what appeared to be parts of the trunk were found in the lapilli above ground. Most spectacular was the large branch (180cm long) of a tree found in the volcanic ash, at a height of about 250cms (8 ft) at the northern end of the excavations. The cavities left by the spreading branches of this huge tree, which grew in the yet unexcavated part of the garden, can be seen in the cut in the volcanic fill.”

See Jashemski, W. F., 1979. The Gardens of Pompeii. New York: Caratzas, (p.300)

 

Oplontis, 1977. Looking east across north garden. The central path, with its white painted root cavities, is shown in the lower part of the photo. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking east across north garden.

The central path, with its white painted root cavities, is shown in the lower part of the photo.

The diagonal path, which most probably joined to the central one, can be seen with the three figures walking along it.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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According to Wilhelmina, “We discovered, flanking the central passageway, the bases and three tiny fragments of three of the four marble centaur fountains that had been found stored in the rear east portico, facing the garden.

Two of the centaurs were male, one with a club, held a small boar on his shoulder, the other held a club and crater. Two of the centaurs were female. One held a club and a lyre, the other a club and a fawn on her shoulder.  Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway. There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.254-5)

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a male holding a club with a small boar on his shoulder. 
Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.
There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
SAP inventory number 70068.
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According to De Caro, a group of four centaurs were found under portico 33 on 17th February 1970. 
When they were found, they were very badly damaged. Heads and limbs were mostly detached and it was necessary to provide patient and pain-staking work of re-composition. 
See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.198) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a male holding a club with a small boar on his shoulder.

Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.

There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

SAP inventory number 70068.

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 De Caro, a group of four centaurs were found under portico 33 on 17th February 1970.

When they were found, they were very badly damaged. Heads and limbs were mostly detached and it was necessary to provide patient and pain-staking work of re-composition.

See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.198) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

 

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a male holding a club and a crater. 
Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.
There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
SAP inventory number 70070.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a male holding a club and a crater.

Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.

There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

SAP inventory number 70070.

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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a female holding a club and a lyre. 
Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.
There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
SAP inventory number 70055. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a female holding a club and a lyre.

Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.

There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

SAP inventory number 70055.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a female holding a club and a fawn on her shoulder. 
Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.
There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
SAP{ inventory number 70071.
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 De Caro, a group of four centaurs were found under portico 33 on 17th February 1970. 
When they were found, they were very badly damaged. Heads and limbs were mostly detached and it was necessary to provide patient and pain-staking work of re-composition. 
See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.198) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. One of a group of four centaurs, a female holding a club and a fawn on her shoulder.

Two centaur fountains had been on each side of the passageway.

There was no evidence of pipes, so they had not been used as fountains in their final location.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

SAP{ inventory number 70071.

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 De Caro, a group of four centaurs were found under portico 33 on 17th February 1970.

When they were found, they were very badly damaged. Heads and limbs were mostly detached and it was necessary to provide patient and pain-staking work of re-composition.

See De Caro, S.1976. Sculture dalla villa “di Poppea” in Oplontis (p.198) in Cronache Pompeiane, II, 1976, (p.184-225)

 

Oplontis, 1977. Looking north into the unexcavated, at the end of the central path from room 21. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking north into the unexcavated, at the end of the central pathway from room 21.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking from north end of central path, leading to centre of room 21. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking from north end of central path, leading to centre of room 21.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Wilhelmina on the north side of the villa. On the floor is the tree found in the lapilli. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Wilhelmina on the north side of the villa.

On the floor is the tree-branch found in the lapilli.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1977. Tree-branch found in the lapilli. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Tree-branch found in the lapilli. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis. 1977. Branch of tree discovered in the lapilli. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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According to Wilhelmina: “Most spectacular was the large branch (about six feet long) of a tree found in the volcanic fill, at a height of about eight feet, at the north edge of our excavations. It had the appearance of fresh wood, and hopefully could be easily identified, but it was found that the cellular structure had been almost entirely destroyed. Fortunately a few cells were preserved, and it was discovered the large tree was an olive.  The cavities left by the spreading branches of the huge tree, which grew in the still unexcavated part of the garden (as well as the branches of other large trees, which may have been part of a row of olives) could be seen in the volcanic fill.
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.255)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Branch of tree discovered in the 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: “Most spectacular was the large branch (about six feet long) of a tree found in the volcanic fill, at a height of about eight feet, at the north edge of our excavations. It had the appearance of fresh wood, and hopefully could be easily identified, but it was found that the cellular structure had been almost entirely destroyed. Fortunately a few cells were preserved, and it was discovered the large tree was an olive.  The cavities left by the spreading branches of the huge tree, which grew in the still unexcavated part of the garden (as well as the branches of other large trees, which may have been part of a row of olives) could be seen in the volcanic fill.

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

 

Oplontis, 1977. Looking north-west in the north garden.
Looking from the huge root cavity found in 1974, which took 230 large buckets of cement to fill in 1975, along the diagonal line of a pathway, with bases.
Wilhelmina thought the diagonal pathway probably joined with the central pathway leading out from room 21, although this could not be proved as the meeting point would be under the still unexcavated area.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.
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According to Wilhelmina, “At the edge of the diagonal passageway on the east, four masonry statue bases were found. On them the marble shafts that supported the sculptured white marble heads had been mounted. In 1975, we had found the portrait head of a woman of the Julio-Claudian period. In addition, the Italian excavators had found the head of the goddess Aphrodite, the child Dionysus and the fine head of a Julio-Claudian boy, which some claimed was most certainly the child Nero.
These herms, which would have been set in the middle of clumps of plants, mainly oleanders, reminded us of the garden paintings that showed sculpture set amid masses of flowering oleanders. Only the shaft of one other herm was found, and a few details of the hair still on the shaft were sufficient for Stefano De Caro to identify the missing head as that of a bearded archaic-type Dionysus. 
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.255)

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

Looking from the huge root cavity found in 1974, which took 230 large buckets of cement to fill in 1975, along the diagonal line of a pathway, with bases.

Wilhelmina thought the diagonal pathway probably joined with the central pathway leading out from room 21, although this could not be proved as the meeting point of the paths would be under the still unexcavated area.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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

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

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

 

Oplontis, c.1977. Looking south-east along diagonal path in the north garden, towards large root-cavity and east portico 34.
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, c.1977.

Looking south-east along diagonal path in the north garden, towards large root-cavity and east portico 34.

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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Beautiful marble head and shaft found in the north garden.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

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Oplontis, 1978. Marble portrait head of a woman found along the passageway. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Marble portrait head of a woman found along the passageway.

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 of a woman found along passageway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1975. Marble head of a woman found along passageway.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Marble heads, herms and statue bases. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Marble heads, herms and statue bases.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

J77f0337

 

Oplontis, 1978. Marble head of boy, found along the passageway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Marble head of boy found along the passageway.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Marble head of boy on herm. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Marble head of boy on herm.

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.

J77f0336

 

Oplontis, 1978. Marble head of a young boy, found along the passageway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1978. Marble head of a young boy, found along the passageway.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Marble head of boy, on herm. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Marble head of boy, on herm.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking west across rear north garden, showing shape of pathways and white painted filled root-cavities. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking west across rear north garden, showing shape of pathways and white painted filled root-cavities.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south across root-cavities, herm and path leading to room 58 and 54. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south across root-cavities, herm and path leading to room 58 and 54.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. Looking south across the large clump of root-cavities found at north end of rear garden. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. Looking south across the large clump of root-cavities found at north end of rear 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, 1977. North garden, looking west along east-west pathway near 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. J77f0427
According to Wilhelmina – “During this summer we completed our excavations in the large garden at the rear, north side of the villa, which we had begun in 1974.
Last summer, the considerable area at the rear of this garden had still been covered with large stones and other debris left when the villa had been reconstructed and the retaining wall above had been built.  When we had completed our excavations, the layout of the garden became much clearer. A central walkway in the rear garden extended the centre line of the villa. At the east edge of the garden were two parallel passageways separated by a row of five huge trees, which were arranged in a mounded bed. We found the fifth huge tree tree-root cavity this summer (1977). To the west of these passageways was a diagonal one, probably balanced by one on the opposite side of the central walk, but still buried under the surrounding buildings. The two diagonal paths probably met the central walkway at some point to the north, under the existing lapilli.” 
See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.254)

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. North garden, looking west along east-west pathway near 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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According to Wilhelmina – “During this summer we completed our excavations in the large garden at the rear, north side of the villa, which we had begun in 1974.

Last summer, the considerable area at the rear of this garden had still been covered with large stones and other debris left when the villa had been reconstructed and the retaining wall above had been built.  When we had completed our excavations, the layout of the garden became much clearer. A central walkway in the rear garden extended the centre line of the villa. At the east edge of the garden were two parallel passageways separated by a row of five huge trees, which were arranged in a mounded bed.

We found the fifth huge tree tree-root cavity this summer (1977). To the west of these passageways was a diagonal one, probably balanced by one on the opposite side of the central walk, but still buried under the surrounding buildings. The two diagonal paths probably met the central walkway at some point to the north, under the existing lapilli.”

See Jashemski, W.F., 2014. Discovering the Gardens of Pompeii: Memoirs of a Garden Archaeologist, (p.254)

 

Oplontis, 1977. North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated, showing the lines of the pathways. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977.

North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated, showing the lines of the pathways.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated. 
The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the right. On the left is the filled white painted root cavity of the fourth large tree. 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. J77f0429

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated.

The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the right.

On the left is the filled white painted root cavity of the fourth large tree.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated. 
The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the left. In the centre is the filled white painted root cavity of the fifth large tree. 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. J77f0431

Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. North garden, looking west along north side near unexcavated.

The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the left.

In the centre is the filled white painted root cavity of the fifth large tree.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. North garden, looking south-west across garden area. The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the right. Across the centre is the filled white painted line of five root cavities belonging to five large trees. On the left, along the edge of the portico, is a row of smaller root cavities, later identified as daisy chrysanthemums. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. North garden, looking south-west across garden area.

The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen on the right.

Across the centre is the filled white painted line of five root cavities belonging to five large trees.

On the left, along the edge of the portico, is a row of smaller root cavities, later identified as daisy chrysanthemums.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Oplontis, 1977. North garden, looking south-east across garden area. The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen in the lower centre.  Across the centre is the filled white painted line of five root cavities belonging to five large trees. In the top left, along the edge of the portico, is a row of smaller root cavities, later identified as daisy chrysanthemums. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
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Oplontis Villa of Poppea, 1977. North garden, looking south-east across garden area.

The large clump of cavities, probably small trees or shrubs, possibly oleanders, can be seen in the lower centre.  

Across the centre is the filled white painted line of five root cavities belonging to five large trees.

In the top left, along the edge of the portico, is a row of smaller root cavities, later identified as daisy chrysanthemums.

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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