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Herculaneum VI.4. Rectangular space connected with the palaestra.

 

According to Maiuri,

“The use of the rectangular space connected with the palaestra, with two separate entrances at VI.4 and VI.5 and which also communicates with the corner shop (VI.6), is unknown: it was probably a covered playground with a penthouse roof, perhaps a sphaeristerium where the ball game (pila) was played.”

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.39).

 

Decumanus inferiore, looking west along north side of Ins. VI, towards doorway at VI.4. September 2015.

Decumanus inferiore, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking west along north side of Ins. VI, towards doorway at VI.4.

 

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north-east from Decumanus Inferiore across open-exercise area of Baths.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north-east from Decumanus Inferiore across open-exercise area of Baths. 

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. September 2003. Looking towards north wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards north wall.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking towards north wall.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Detail from north wall of open exercise yard. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Detail from north wall of open exercise yard.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north-east from Decumanus Inferiore across open-exercise area of Baths. 

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. VI.1/4/5. 1957. Looking north-east from Decumanus Inferiore across open-exercise area of Baths.  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. J57f0436

VI.1/4/5, Herculaneum. 1957. Looking north-east from Decumanus Inferiore across open-exercise area of Baths. 

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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