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Pompeii. City walls.

 

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Pompeii city walls at Herculaneum gate. March 2009. The walls can be seen through the entrance of VI.1.1.

Pompeii city walls at Herculaneum gate. March 2009. The walls can be seen through the entrance of VI.1.1.

 

Pompeii city walls at Herculaneum gate. The walls can be seen through the entrance of VI.1.1.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

Pompeii city walls at Herculaneum gate. The walls can be seen through the entrance of VI.1.1.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VI.1.1 Pompeii. September 2005. The agger (ramparts) of the city walls.

VI.1.1 Pompeii. September 2005. The agger (ramparts) of the city walls.

 

The city walls, on the east side of Tower XII, looking south to VI.2.

The city walls, on the east side of Tower XII, looking south to VI.2.

 

Looking south along Vicolo di Modesto from the city walls at Tower XII. December 2007.
VI.2.19 is on the right.

Looking south along Vicolo di Modesto from the city walls at Tower XII. December 2007.

VI.2.19 is on the right.

 

Pompeii city walls. December 2007. Masons marks on city walls adjacent to Tower XII.

Pompeii city walls. December 2007. Masons marks on city walls adjacent to Tower XII.

 

Pompeii city walls. December 2007. City walls and agger near Tower XII.

Pompeii city walls. December 2007. City walls and agger near Tower XII.

 

City walls near VI.1.26 behind VI.2, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north.

City walls near VI.1.26 behind VI.2, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking north.

 

City walls near VI.1.26 behind VI.2, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east.

City walls near VI.1.26 behind VI.2, Pompeii. September 2005. Looking east.

 

Pompeii Porta Marina. May 2015. City walls built over by VII.16.1 and behind the Suburban Baths.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii Porta Marina. May 2015. City walls built over by VII.16.1 and behind the Suburban Baths.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii Stabian Gate. May 2006. City walls on south-east side. 
Looking north to Cippus of L. Avianius Flaccus and Q. Spedius Firmus.

Pompeii Stabian Gate. May 2006. City walls on south-east side.

Looking north to Cippus of L. Avianius Flaccus and Q. Spedius Firmus.

 

Porta di Stabia. Early 20th century. City walls and Cippus of L. Avianius Flaccus and Q. Spedius Firmus. 
Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

Porta di Stabia. Early 20th century. City walls and Cippus of L. Avianius Flaccus and Q. Spedius Firmus.

Photo courtesy of Drew Baker.

 

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. Masons marks on city walls at south-west side of gate.

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. Masons marks on city walls at south-west side of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. May 2010. City walls on both sides of gate. Looking north from Via delle Tombe. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. May 2010. City walls on both sides of gate. Looking north from Via delle Tombe.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. City walls on south-west side of gate.

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. City walls on south-west side of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. East side looking east along inside of city walls.

Pompeii Porta di Nocera. December 2006. East side looking east along inside of city walls.

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. End of Nola Gate at junction with city walls

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. End of Nola Gate at junction with city walls

 

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking north west along city walls.

Pompeii Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking north-west along city walls.

 

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking west along the city walls towards Tower VII.

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. May 2006. Looking west along the city walls towards Tower VII.

 

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. July 2011. Walls containing carved tomb inscriptions near Tower VII. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.
According to Cooley, a series of inscriptions (CIL X 8349 to 8361) were found between the Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola.
These appear to be epitaphs and are inscribed directly on the city walls, rather than on separate tombstones.
Nearby were found 38 cinerary urns containing cremations. 
“They perhaps represent the burials of the poorer inhabitants of Pompeii”.

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. July 2011. Walls containing carved tomb inscriptions near Tower VII.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

According to Cooley, a series of inscriptions (CIL X 8349 to 8361) were found between the Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola.

These appear to be epitaphs and are inscribed directly on the city walls, rather than on separate tombstones.

Nearby were found 38 cinerary urns containing cremations.

“They perhaps represent the burials of the poorer inhabitants of Pompeii”.

 

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. 1993. Section of wall with inscription to Caius Considius (lower left).

Pompeii city walls between Porta Sarno and the Porta Nola. 1993. Section of wall with inscription to Caius Considius (lower left).

 

VII.16.17-22 Pompeii. May 2006. Garden looking towards rear of House of Fabius Rufus, built out over the city walls. 
According to Jashemski, the gardens at the rear of the house were reached from the house by stairways cut in the city wall.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.202-4, A and D)

VII.16.17-22 Pompeii. May 2006. Garden looking towards rear of House of Fabius Rufus, built out over the city walls.

According to Jashemski, the gardens at the rear of the house were reached from the house by stairways cut in the city wall.

See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.202-4, A and D)

 

VIII.2.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of city walls under rear of Sarno baths, looking north-west.

VIII.2.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Remains of city walls under rear of Sarno baths, looking north-west.

 

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north towards rear of Casa di Championnet II in the area where the city walls would have been.

VIII.2.3 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north towards rear of Casa di Championnet II in the area where the city walls would have been.

 

VIII.1.a Pompeii. December 2007. City walls under the Lararia dei Pompeianisti and antiquarium.

VIII.1.a Pompeii. December 2007. City walls under the Lararia dei Pompeianisti and antiquarium.

 

VIII.1.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east to remains of the city walls with modern Antiquarium above.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VIII.1.a Pompeii. May 2015. Looking east to remains of the city walls with modern Antiquarium above. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Unnumbered area at rear of VII.16.16 and VII.16.15. December 2006. This shows the house was built over the city walls which were no longer needed.  This part of Pompeii was the location of several houses of wealthy people.  Like the House of Umbricius Scaurus, a number of the houses here had several floor levels and views of the sea.

Unnumbered area at rear of VII.16.16 and VII.16.15. December 2006.

This shows the house was built over the city walls which were no longer needed.

This part of Pompeii was the location of several houses of wealthy people.

Like the House of Umbricius Scaurus, a number of the houses here had several floor levels and views of the sea.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. City walls to west of gate.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. City walls to west of gate.

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Looking north to city walls behind Tomb 32EN, tomb of Lucius Sepunius Sandilianus?

Pompeii Porta Nocera. May 2006. Looking north to city walls behind Tomb 32EN, tomb of Lucius Sepunius Sandilianus? 

 

Pompeii Porta Nocera. City walls behind tombs 26EN (left) and side of 28EN. May 2006.

Pompeii Porta Nocera. City walls behind tombs 26EN (left) and side of 28EN. May 2006.

 

Fondo Pacifico Pompeii. August 2011. Looking north to city walls. Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

Fondo Pacifico Pompeii. August 2011. Looking north to city walls. Photo courtesy of Peter Gurney.

 

 

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