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Herculaneum Decumanus Maximus North Side.

Partially excavated 1961-1968, but already found and explored by tunnels in the 1700’s.

 

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According to Guidobaldi, on the north side of the roadway one can see the front of more floors of a block not yet fully excavated, occupying the ground floor were shops closed by folding doors of charred wood and on the mezzanine levels above were the rooms for living in.

In one of these workshops, a large quantity of edibles (figs, dates, locust beans (carrube), lentils and shelled beans) were uncovered,

Instead, in another, a box of glass vases/jugs from a workshop in Pozzuoli of P. Gessius Ampliatus, still wrapped in straw and in fabric/material, and produced in 79AD. were found.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.118).

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.385-6)

 

According to Camardo and Notomista, the large wooden chest (in shop no.4) contained bronze pots/vases.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.280-81, Scheda 56)

 

Maiuri wrote “But the shops, better equipped with crockery and foodstuffs are on the other side of the road under the portico, where because the houses on the top of the escarpment still overhang these, we had only permission for a partial exploration, having to leave the rest for the transfer of tenants into their newer homes that are being set up in an area for slum clearance.

That day, we explored the mezzanine floor of a shop, one of those mezzanines that were used for accommodation and storage, being part and parcel of the shop on the ground floor; and I recall on the bench of the bronze-worker, the first fruit of that exploration: a basket of figs, dates, locust beans, and a nice pile of lentils and beans, shelled and halved, as one sells even today.”

Ercolano, September 1961.

See Maiuri, A. (2008). Cronache degli scavi di Ercolano, 1927-1961, introduced by Mario Capasso. Sorrento, Franco Di Mauro Editore s.r.l., (p.120)

 

Decumanus Maximus West end

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking east from four-sided Arch on Decumanus Maximus. The entrance in the photo below can be seen here on the left, guarded by two ropes across it. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking east from four-sided Arch on Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

In September 1961, Maiuri wrote “After a few weeks I found and finally opened the street of the Forum of Herculaneum and it seems to me that the city has regained its breath and found its natural centre of life........etc.  A great roadway closed to carriages and beasts of burden, open only to pedestrians, with low and wide pavements/sidewalks, ample gutters for the disposal of water and a shady portico for walking in during the hot hours of the day and also offering a little cool air to us too. It was the large street of the ancient town that runs today, at a depth of 15 and more metres, parallel to the roads of present-day Resina.”

See Maiuri, A. (2008). Cronache degli scavi di Ercolano, 1927-1961, introduced by Mario Capasso. Sorrento, Franco Di Mauro Editore s.r.l., (p.117)

(“A distanza di poche settimane trovo finalmente aperto la vie del foro d’Ercolano e mi sembra che la citta abbia riacquistato il suo respire e ritrovato il suo naturale centro di vita…..etc.  Una grande via chiusa ai carriaggi e alle bestie da soma, aperta solo al transito pedonale con larghi e bassi marciapiedi, capaci cunette per lo smaltimento delle acque e un portico ombroso da passeggiarvi nelle ore calde del giorno e da offrire presto anche a noi un po’ di frescura. Era il gran Corso della citta antica che corre oggi, a 15 e piu metri di profundita, parallelamente al Corso dell’ odierna Resina.”)

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking east from four-sided Arch on Decumanus Maximus.
The entrance in the photo below can be seen here on the left, guarded by two ropes across it. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking east from four-sided Arch on Decumanus Maximus.

The entrance in the photo below can be seen here on the left, guarded by two ropes across it.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, north side of Decumanus Maximus, at west end near Augusteum. 
October 2001. Looking north towards a doorway. not fully excavated. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Herculaneum, north side of Decumanus Maximus, at west end near Augusteum.

October 2001. Looking north towards a doorway. not fully excavated.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east from four-sided Arch on Decumanus Maximus.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus fountain of Venus

 

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking south towards junction with Cardo IV.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking south towards junction with Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking west. 
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Looking west.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. October 2012. Detail of Venus from fountain on south side of roadway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. October 2012.

Detail of Venus from west end of fountain on south side of roadway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Detail of Venus.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Detail of Venus.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. October 2012.

Detail from east end of fountain on south side of roadway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Detail from east end of fountain. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, south side, Herculaneum. June 2011. Detail from east end of fountain.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum May 2009.Looking towards north side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum May 2009. Looking east towards north side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking towards north side. Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking east towards north side. Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west along north side. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west along north side.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west along drainage channel on north side.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west along drainage channel on north side.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 1

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. North side with doorway numbered 1, in centre.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. North side with doorway to a shop numbered 1, in centre.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015. North side with doorway to a shop numbered 1.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015. North side with doorway to a shop numbered 1.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. North side with doorway to a shop numbered 1, centre left. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. North side with doorway to a shop numbered 1, centre left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards doorways on north side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards doorways on north side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Buildings on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway number 1. This shows a modern door that closes shop no. 1.  Inside one could see the objects exhibited by Maiuri, after their excavation.
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.278, Scheda 54)

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway number 1.

This shows a modern door that closes shop no. 1.

Inside one could see the objects exhibited by Maiuri, after their excavation.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.278, Scheda 54)

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. North side with doorway numbered 1, on left.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. North side with doorway numbered 1, on left, and portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. October 2014. North side with doorway numbered 1, on left, and portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001.  Looking towards north side with doorway numbered 1, in centre behind pillar, and portico.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001.

Looking towards north side with doorway numbered 1, in centre behind pillar, and portico.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2011.
Looking towards north side with doorway numbered 1, on left behind pillar, and portico.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2011.

Looking towards north side with doorway numbered 1, on left behind pillar, and portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

North side of Decumanus Maximus, with doorways numbered from 2 to 6, set under portico.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. North side, with doorways set under portico, and windows above. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013.

North side, with doorways set under portico, and windows above. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2011. North side, with doorways set under portico, and windows above.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2011. North side, with doorways set under portico, and windows above.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 2

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 2.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015. Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 2, and upper floors. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 2, and upper floors.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 2.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from doorway numbered 3.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from doorway numbered 2.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 3

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorways numbered 2 and 3, under portico.

The portico protected the front of the large house on the north side.

A programma was found on this brick portico bearing the name of Marcus Caecilius Potitus.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.291).

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.   Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors of large house, number 3, unexcavated. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.  

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors of large house, number 3, unexcavated.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking towards lower and upper floors of no. 3, centre right.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking towards lower and upper floors of no. 3, centre right.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 3 to large house, unexcavated.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorways numbered 3.

Wallace-Hadrill wrote that this was the entrance to the grandest house on the Decumanus Maximus which still lies unexcavated under the escarpment.

Its ambitious scale can be seen not only in the impressive brickwork colonnade that runs along its frontage supporting rooms and balconies above, and in the well- preserved shutters on the windows, but also in the breadth of its entrance door, etc.

In the case of the nameless house north of the Decumanus Maximus we can see a wide entrance lobby, with benches on either side, leading to the front door – all that is visible of this are the two wooden door posts on either side.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.238).

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking west along north side, with bench in doorway numbered 4. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking west along north side, with bench in doorway numbered 3.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2011. Looking towards west side of doorway, with bench outside of number 3.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2011.

Looking towards west side of doorway, with bench outside of number 3.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2011. 
Looking towards east side of doorway, with bench outside of number 3.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2011.

Looking towards east side of doorway, with bench outside of number 3.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from doorways numbered 4 and 5. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from doorway numbered 3.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

In the centre of the doorway now, a modern support pilaster has been built for the support of the northern escarpment above.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 4

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.   Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors of shop numbered 4. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.  

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors of shop numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014.  Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 4 with the remains of door and window shutters in carbonised wood. Found on the left, partially buried in the volcanic debris and left in situ, was a large wooden chest with lid and rear in iron, inside of which were some bronze pots/vases.
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.280-81, Scheda 56)
According to Guidobaldi,the pots/vases were made of glass.
See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.118).  See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.385-6)
Found on the ground floor of Shop No. 4, on 8th January 1968 (New excavation on Decumanus Maximus), were –  Intaglio su corniola: Eros and Anteros, now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv. no. 158866. (Pannuti 1983, 36).  Intaglio su corniola: Cavaliere, now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv. no. 158867. (Pannuti 1983, 163).
See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli.  Naples: Nicola Longobardi.(p.232).
See Pannuti, U. 1983. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Catalogo della collezione glittica. Rome. Vol.1.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 4 with the remains of door and window shutters in carbonised wood.

Found on the left, partially buried in the volcanic debris and left in situ, was a large wooden chest with lid and rear in iron, inside of which were some bronze pots/vases.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.280-81, Scheda 56)

According to Guidobaldi, the pots/vases were made of glass.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.118).

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.385-6)

Found on the ground floor of Shop No. 4, on 8th January 1968 (New excavation on Decumanus Maximus), were –

Intaglio su corniola: Eros and Anteros, now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv. no. 158866. (Pannuti 1983, 36).

Intaglio su corniola: Cavaliere, now in Naples Archaeological Museum, inv. no. 158867. (Pannuti 1983, 163).

See Pagano, M. and Prisciandaro, R., 2006. Studio sulle provenienze degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi borbonici del regno di Napoli. Naples: Nicola Longobardi.(p.232).

See Pannuti, U. 1983. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Catalogo della collezione glittica. Rome. Vol.1.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2011.
Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2011.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway to shop numbered 4

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 4, Herculaneum, September 2003. Looking north-west across threshold in shop.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus number 4, Herculaneum, September 2003. Looking north-west across threshold in shop.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 4, September 2003.
East end with imprint of an upright framework of quadrangular section.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 4, September 2003.

East end with imprint of an upright framework of quadrangular section.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of window shutter of carbonised wood, above doorway numbered 4.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of window shutter of carbonised wood, above doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of window above doorway numbered 6. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of window above doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of carbonised wood from above doorway numbered 6. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of carbonised wood from above doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wood from west side of doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from inside doorway numbered 6. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail from inside doorway numbered 4.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wooden door. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wooden door. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wooden door. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Detail of carbonised wooden door. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wood on east side of doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. May 2006. Carbonised wood on east side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

 

Decumanus Maximus number 5

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 5.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.   Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors, numbered 5.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.  

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway and upper floors, numbered 5.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014.  Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 5.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 5.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Portico on north side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Detail from pilaster in portico on north side of roadway.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Detail from pilaster in portico on north side of roadway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking north-west towards street portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking north-west towards street portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 6

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 6

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 6, on left, and numbered 7, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west from doorway 8, on right.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west from doorway 6, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. October 2012. Looking north-west along roadway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. October 2012. Looking north-west along roadway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum. June 2012. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 7

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 7.

 

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Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 6, on left, and numbered 7, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 8

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 8.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015. Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 8, on left, and upper floor above.
Doorway with steps at number 9, is on the right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 8, on left, and upper floor above.

Doorway with steps at number 9, is on the right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

According to Monteix, “Found in the excavations carried out in the second half of the 1960’s, on the north-east side of the Decumanus Maximus at Herculaneum, was a wooden counter in the shop, numbered 8. In its state it is difficult to study. Indeed, the journals of excavations of this period are absent from the archives of the Ufficio Scavi or those of the Superintendence in Naples. None of the pictures taken during this excavation can see its structure.

Only the imprint of the trace of wood – not preserved – in a block of eruptive material allows its existence to be established.

A reinforcement at the eastern corner allows us to assume the presence of an upright framework of quadrangular section on which planks could have been fixed. The restorations performed at its base preventing us to determine whether it was a movable furniture.”

See Monteix, N. 2010. Les lieux de metier. Boutiques et ateliers d’Herculanum. (p.63-64).

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003. 
Looking towards east side of entrance doorway, and fittings for the box built with tiles. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.
According to Monteix, 
“Wedged, on the right, between the entrance doorway and the eastern wall, a small structure served as a support for three tiles.
The tile forming the north face is pierced by a semi-circular opening of about 30cm which would have been used as a mouth to feed the hearth.
The socket would then have served as a support for the dishes used for cooking, or even water heaters using a ceramic container.”
See Monteix, N. 2010. Les lieux de metier. Boutiques et ateliers d’Herculanum. (p.100).

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.
According to Monteix, 
“Another system, less frequently used, was employed at Herculaneum, in shop No. 8
Wedged, on the right, between the entrance doorway and the eastern wall, a small structure served as a support for three tiles.
The tile forming the north face is pierced by a semi-circular opening of about 30cm which would have been used as a mouth to feed the hearth.
The socket would then have served as a support for the dishes used for cooking, or even water heaters using a ceramic container.”
See Monteix, N. 2010. Les lieux de metier. Boutiques et ateliers d’Herculanum. (p.100)

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003.

Looking towards east side of entrance doorway, and fittings for the box built with tiles.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

According to Monteix,

“Wedged, on the right, between the entrance doorway and the eastern wall, a small structure served as a support for three tiles.

The tile forming the north face is pierced by a semi-circular opening of about 30cm which would have been used as a mouth to feed the hearth.

The socket would then have served as a support for the dishes used for cooking, or even water heaters using a ceramic container.”

See Monteix, N. 2010. Les lieux de metier. Boutiques et ateliers d’Herculanum. (p.100).

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8. May 2003. West side.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8. May 2003. West side.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003. North side.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003. North side.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003. Lower section on north side.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, number 8, May 2003. Lower section on north side.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 9

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014.  Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 8, on left, number 9, centre right, and number 10, on right.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 8, on left, number 9, centre right, and number 10, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 9.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015. Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 9.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, July 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 9.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 10

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 10.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west along north side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west along north side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking west along north side, from near doorway numbered 10.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking west along north side, from near doorway numbered 10.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus number 11

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014.  Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 10, on left, and number 11, on right.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 10, on left, and number 11, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Building on north side of the Decumanus Maximus, doorway numbered 11.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Recess/doorway and buildings across north side of the Decumanus Maximus, east of doorway numbered 11.

 

Decumanus Maximus fountain with the head of Hercules

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west along north side, from fountain at east side of the Decumanus Maximus.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east side of the Decumanus Maximus.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012.  Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2012. 

Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, north side, east end, Herculaneum, March 2008.   
Fountain decorated with head of Hercules. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Decumanus Maximus, north side, east end, Herculaneum, March 2008.   

Fountain decorated with head of Hercules. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014.  Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, October 2014. 

Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001.  Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, May 2001.

Fountain decorated with head of Hercules, from fountain on east end of the Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west from near fountain.

 

Decumanus Maximus east end

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015. East end, looking west.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east towards northern end of Ins. Orientalis II.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east towards northern end of Ins. Orientalis II. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east towards northern end of Ins. Orientalis II.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east towards northern end of Ins. Orientalis II.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Decumanus Maximus, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east towards northern end of Ins. Orientalis II.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II, 19 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east towards north end of site, from east end of Ins. V and Decumanus Maximus.

 

 

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