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Herculaneum V.8. Casa del Bel Cortile or House of the Beautiful Courtyard.

Excavated 1937-38.

 

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Ins. V, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south along Cardo IV Superiore.

V, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south along Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.8 Herculaneum, south end. May 2010. 
Remains of upper storey seen in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

V.8 Herculaneum, south end. May 2010.

Remains of upper storey seen in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Entrance doorway, looking north-east along Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south to entrance doorway to Casa del Bel Cortile, on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking south to entrance doorway to Casa del Bel Cortile, on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.11/8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east to front facade.
On the left is the southern boundary of V.11, on the right with holes for the support beams of an upper floor, is part of V.8
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.11/8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east to front facade.

On the left is the southern boundary of V.11, on the right with holes for the support beams of an upper floor, is part of V.8

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards northern exterior from Cardo IV.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards northern exterior from Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2005. 
Detail of façade, showing small window from kitchen area, and holes for upper floor support beams. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2005.

Detail of façade, showing small window from kitchen area, and holes for upper floor support beams.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2005. Looking south along upper west side, taken from V.10/9. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2005. Looking south along upper west side, taken from V.10/9.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards northern side of doorway on Cardo IV. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards northern side of doorway on Cardo IV.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum, on left. October 2015. Looking south on east side of Cardo IV Superiore, with upper floor, top left. V.7 and V.6, with their upper floors, can be seen on the right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum, on left. October 2015. Looking south on east side of Cardo IV Superiore, with upper floor, top left.

V.7 and V.6, with their upper floors, can be seen on the right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Exterior south side of entrance doorway, west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Exterior south side of entrance doorway, west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards southern side of doorway on Cardo IV.  
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards southern side of doorway on Cardo IV.  

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. 
Looking east towards exterior south side of doorway, with window to low wide rectangular room.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Looking east towards exterior south side of doorway, with window to room 1, the low wide rectangular room.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. 
Looking east towards exterior frontage, the middle window giving light into room 8.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Looking east towards exterior frontage, the middle window giving light into room 8.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Detail of window in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Detail of window in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards exterior frontage, with window giving light into room 9.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards exterior frontage, with window giving light into room 9.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards exterior frontage, with window giving light into room 10.
On the upper floor is a doorway into one of the rooms with preserved decoration.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east towards exterior frontage, with window giving light into room 10.

On the upper floor is a doorway into one of the rooms with preserved decoration.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Detail of window in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2010. Detail of window in exterior west wall of houses on east side of Cardo IV Superiore.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo IV. Superiore. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
According to Maiuri, this house of small proportions was particularly interesting because of the novelty of its plan. There is no vestibule or entrance fauces, instead of which one enters a low wide rectangular room which leads to other rooms.
See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.45).

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo IV. Superiore.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

According to Maiuri, this house of small proportions was particularly interesting because of the novelty of its plan.

There is no vestibule or entrance fauces, instead of which one enters a low wide rectangular room which leads to other rooms.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.45).

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking north across low wide rectangular room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Room 1, looking towards north and east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Room 1, looking towards north and east wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, detail from north wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum, August 2013. Room 1, north wall of entrance hall, with small doorway to kitchen area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. May 2006. Room 1, small doorway in north wall of entrance hall. 

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, north wall, detail of small doorway into room 2, the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, north wall, detail of small doorway into room 2, the kitchen.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, north wall of entrance hall, with detail of painted decoration from east end.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, north wall of entrance hall, with detail of painted decoration from east end of wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking through small doorway into kitchen. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum, August 2013. Room 2, kitchen. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, looking towards north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, looking towards north-east corner. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking towards east side, through tablinum towards courtyard area.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, north end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, north end.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, central section.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, central section. 

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, central section.  Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, central section. 

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, south end. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Detail of mosaic threshold separating room 1, from room 3, south end.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. Room 1, east wall, above doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. Room 1, east wall, above doorway to tablinum. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking towards east side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, flooring of small corridor on east side, with doorway to room 5. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, flooring of small corridor on east side, with doorway to room 5.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2006. Room 1, looking south-west from end of small corridor on south side of tablinum.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. May 2006. Room 1, south wall of entrance hall. On the left is the corridor leading to rooms 9 and 10.

In the centre is the doorway of room 8. 

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, south side. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, south wall of entrance hall with doorway to room 8, in centre. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2004. Room 1, south wall of entrance hall with doorway to room 8, in centre.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 8, painted decoration on south wall. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. May 2003. Room 8, remains of decoration in south-west corner. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2003. Room 8, remains of decoration in south-west corner.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Painted wall decoration from room on west of corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014.

Room 9, painted wall decoration from south wall of room on west of corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Painted wall decoration from room on west of corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014.

Room 9, painted wall decoration from east wall and south-east corner of room on west of corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 9, looking towards east wall of room on west of corridor, photo taken through window. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014.

Room 9, looking towards east wall of room on west of corridor, photo taken through window. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. May 2006. Looking south along corridor to rooms 9 and 10. 

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south from end of corridor, into an unnumbered room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south from end of corridor, into an unnumbered room.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south into unnumbered room at end of corridor.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking south into unnumbered room at end of corridor.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

 

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