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Herculaneum III.1. Casa dell’Albergo, rear entrance on Cardo III Inferiore, linked to III.2, 18 and 19.

Excavated between 1928-29.

 

Casa dell’Albergo, had already been partly brought back into the light during the old excavations.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (2008): Cronache degli scavi di Ercolano, 1927-1961, forward & introduction by Mario Capasso. (Italy, Sorrento, Franco Di Mauro Editore) (p.32)

 

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, Insula III was partly explored in the 18th century by tunnels but the whole was fully excavated into the open air between 1927 and 1929.

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.316)

 

According to Guidobaldi, this large dwelling with the curious unusual name was derived from a wrong identification of the use of the building at the moment of the partial 18th century excavation.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.58).

 

Wallace-Hadrill wrote that this enormous and very prestigious house was excavated in nineteenth century excavations and was unreported, and now ruinous.

The main entrance would have been at number 19.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.197).

Peristyle, area 31, and rooms on north and south of it.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo, (III.1/2/18/19) and area of the beachfront.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo, (III.1/2/18/19) and area of the beachfront.

 

Ins. III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo with the portico and terrace on the floor above.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo with the portico and terrace on the floor above.

 

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo.

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo.

 

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, September 2015.  Looking east from access bridge, with detail of lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east from access bridge, with detail of lower rooms of Casa dell’Albergo. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, August 2013.

Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2011. 
Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2011.

Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2011. 
Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2011.

Looking north-east from access bridge towards lower rooms. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

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Looking east from Ins. III, showing depth of solidified ash still to be excavated below the upper entrance road/ramp.

May 2006.

 

Herculaneum, June 2011.
Looking east from Ins. III, showing depth of solidified ash still to be excavated below the upper entrance road/ramp. 
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, June 2011.

Looking east from Ins. III, showing depth of solidified ash still to be excavated below the upper entrance road/ramp.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, on right. Note the access bridge now leads to the southern part of the roadway at Cardo III. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, on right.

Note the access bridge now leads to the southern part of the roadway at Cardo III. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, October 2001. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, in centre.  Note the access bridge led onto the southern large terrace with remains of collapsed massive square pilasters. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, October 2001. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, in centre.

Note the access bridge used to lead onto the southern large terrace with remains of collapsed massive square pilasters.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, on right. Note the access bridge leading onto the southern large terrace with remains of collapsed massive square pilasters.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

III.1/2/18/19, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking north from access roadway towards upper and lower rooms, on right.

Note the access bridge leading onto the southern large terrace with remains of collapsed massive square pilasters.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Looking west towards access bridge above solidified depth of ash/volcanic debris, leading towards Ins. III. 
March 2008. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Looking west towards access bridge above solidified depth of ash/volcanic debris, leading towards Ins. III.

March 2008. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo III Inferiore.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo III Inferiore.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 31 peristyle, mosaic floor of south portico of upper floor.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 64, looking east across mosaic floor in south portico of the garden area.

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 31 peristyle, looking east across mosaic floor in south portico of the garden area.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 24, looking south.

According to Guidobaldi, on the south side of the peristyle were the most prestigious reception and living rooms (rooms 23, 24, 25 and 26).

With the sole exception of oecus 26, the others all looked out onto the large southern terrace with massive square pillars (22), largely collapsed by the failure of the vaults below.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.58).

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 24, looking south along east wall, and through window into room 25, both rooms opening out onto terrace 22.

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Room 24, looking south along east wall, and through window into room 25, both rooms opening out onto terrace 22.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Room 31peristyle, looking towards south-east corner of south portico, and entrance doorway with mosaic threshold into room 23.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.  Room 23, looking south from portico.

 

Ins. III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 23, threshold.

 

III, 19/18/1, Herculaneum, August 2013. Room 23, detail of mosaic threshold. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

III, 19/18/1, Herculaneum, August 2013. Room 23, detail of mosaic threshold.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 23, looking towards west wall.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 23, south wall with doorway.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Room 23, east wall.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.  Room 23, detail of floor in south-west corner.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking east from south-east corner of area 31, towards wall to corridor 17 and rooms 8, 12, 9, 10 etc.

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Area 31, looking north along east portico of peristyle.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Area 31, looking east from portico across atrium 2 towards entrance vestibule 1, and III.19.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, September 2015. Area 31, threshold from east portico to atrium, looking east.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Room 31 peristyle, Looking west across east portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Area 31 peristyle, Looking west across east portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Room 31, east and north portico, looking south-west from near room 34. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Area 31, east and north portico, looking south-west from near room 34.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking south-east across room 34, towards doorway into room 32. From north-east corner of Peristyle 31.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking south-east across room 34, towards doorway into room 32.

From north-east corner of Peristyle 31.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Room 31, looking west along north portico, from near room 34. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Area 31, looking west along north portico, from near room 34.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Room 31 north portico of peristyle, looking north into room 44.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Area 31 north portico of peristyle, looking north into room 44.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Room 31, looking north-west from north portico, towards room 47 and 46 (including entrance at III.2), on left.
On the right is room 45 with doorway and steps, linking to room 44. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Area 31, looking north-west from north portico, towards room 47 and 46 (including entrance at III.2), on left.

On the right is room 45 with doorway and steps, linking through corridor to room 44. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east along corridor towards room 44.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

III.19/18/1 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking east along corridor towards room 44.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

III.1/,2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1968. Area 31, looking north-west across 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. J68f1821

III.1/,2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1968. Area 31, looking north-west across garden 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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III. 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. May 2006. Area 31, looking south across large sunken peristyle of III, 1/2/18/19. Note - the access bridge to the site, used to lead onto the southern rooms and peristyle.

III. 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. May 2006. Area 31, looking south across large sunken peristyle of III, 1/2/18/19.

Note - the access bridge to the site, used to lead onto the southern rooms and peristyle.

 

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, May 2001. Area 31, looking south across large sunken peristyle.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

III.1/2/18/19 Herculaneum, May 2001. Area 31, looking south across large sunken peristyle.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

III, 1,2,18/19 Casa dell’Albergo, Herculaneum. 1978. Looking south from garden area 31 across area 64 the south portico, towards remains of house.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J78f0525

III, 1,2,18/19, Herculaneum. 1978.

Looking south from garden area 31 towards the south portico, towards remains of house.  

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland 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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III, 1,2,18/19 Casa dell’Albergo, Herculaneum. 1978. South-west corner of area 31. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.   
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J78f0524

III, 1,2,18/19 Casa dell’Albergo, Herculaneum. 1978. South-west corner of area 31.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland 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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III, 1,2,18/19 Casa dell’Albergo, Herculaneum. 1957. South-west corner of area 31. 
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J57f0438

III, 1,2,18/19, Herculaneum. 1957. South-west corner of area 31.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland 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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III, 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. May 2006. Area 31, Looking south-east across sunken peristyle.

 

III, 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1978.  Area 31, looking south-east and towards remains of upper floor of Casa dell’Albergo, from garden 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. J78f0526

III, 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1978. Area 31, looking south-east.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.  

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland 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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III, 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1957. Area 31, sunken garden area from west portico (67). Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J57f0437

III, 1/2/18/19, Herculaneum. 1957. Area 31, sunken garden area from west portico (67).

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland 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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