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Herculaneum VI.5. Doorway to open-air exercise yard, now leading to the east portico of the columned portico.

 

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).

 

Ins. VI.5. May 2010. Looking north on Decumanus Inferiore, towards doorway leading to open-exercise area.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking north on Decumanus Inferiore, towards doorway leading to open-exercise area.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. September 2015. Central Baths, doorway leading to open-exercise area, at front of photo.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.5 Herculaneum. September 2015. Central Baths, doorway leading to open-exercise area, at front of photo.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. October 2014. Central Baths, doorway leading to open-exercise area, at front of photo.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.5 Herculaneum. October 2014. Central Baths, doorway leading to open-exercise area, at front of photo.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Central Baths, doorway leading to open-exercise area, at front of photo.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east from entrance doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking east from entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

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VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Open exercise area, at front of palaestra with columned portico.

 

Ins. VI.5, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west across exercise area, at front of palaestra with columned portico.

VI.5 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west across exercise area, at front of palaestra with columned portico.

 

Ins. VI.5. May 2010. Looking west along open exercise area, at front of palaestra with columned portico.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking west along open exercise area, at front of palaestra with columned portico.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. May 2003. 
Looking south across open exercise area towards Decumanus Inferiore, and doorways of Ins. III.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Looking south across open exercise area towards Decumanus Inferiore, and doorways of Ins. III.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. May 2003. 
Looking south across open exercise area towards Decumanus Inferiore, and doorway of Ins. III.8.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2003.

Looking south across open exercise area towards Decumanus Inferiore, and doorway of Ins. III.8.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-west across columned portico, from exercise area.

VI.5 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-west across columned portico, from exercise area.

 

Ins. VI.5, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of columned portico.

VI.5 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-west corner of columned portico.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. May 2010. Central baths, looking towards palaestra with columned portico.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Central baths, looking towards palaestra with columned portico.

 

Ins. VI.5. May 2010. Central baths, looking north along east portico.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2010. Central baths, looking north along east portico.

 

VI.5 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards north and east walls of the columned portico. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.5 Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards north and east walls of the columned portico.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. North wall of north portico.

 

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VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Detail from north wall of north portico.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. Central Baths, May 2010. Looking towards north and east portico, with doorway from Ins. VI.7, on right. Looking north.

VI.5 Herculaneum. Central Baths, May 2010.

Looking towards north and east portico, with doorway from Ins. VI.7, on right. Looking north.

 

VI.5, Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking north towards detail of window above north portico. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.5 Herculaneum. May 2003. Looking north towards detail of window above north portico. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east towards corridor to entrance doorway at VI.7, from east portico. The room on the right may have been a waiting room for the palaestra.  See Deiss, J.J. 1968. Herculaneum, a city returns to the sun. The History Book Club, UK. (p.112).
According to Maiuri, this area was two rooms which may have been used by the palaestra players (districtarium).  See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.39).

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking east towards corridor to entrance doorway at VI.7, from east portico.

The room on the right may have been a waiting room for the palaestra.

See Deiss, J.J. 1968. Herculaneum, a city returns to the sun. The History Book Club, UK. (p.112).

According to Maiuri, this area was two rooms which may have been used by the palaestra players (districtarium).

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

 

VI.1/7. May 2010. Looking north along east wall of east portico, near entrance at Ins. VI.7.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. Looking north along east wall of east portico, near entrance at Ins. VI.7.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum.  August 2013. East wall of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum.  August 2013. East wall of east portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI.1/7. May 2010. East wall of east portico, near entrance at Ins. VI.7.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. May 2010. East wall of east portico, near entrance at Ins. VI.7.

 

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south along east wall of east portico, towards entrance at Ins. VI.7. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.1/7, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south along east wall of east portico, towards entrance at Ins. VI.7.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.