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Herculaneum VI.15. Shop, with remains of carbonised wood.

Excavated 1960.

 

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Wallace-Hadrill described this as a single-roomed shop, with stairs up, with no decoration.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A., 1994. Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum. New Jersey: Princeton U.P. (p.206)

 

According to Camardo and Notomista, reconstructed here is the wooden ceiling of the mezzanine with respect of the ancient structure of the supporting beams, but setting them up to a higher level than originally, since in the sockets were preserved the carbonised remains of the original beams.

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.251, Scheda 36)

 

VI 15, Herculaneum, on right. October 2014. Looking east along the pavement with marble inserts on Decumanus Maximus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.15 Herculaneum, on right. October 2014.

Looking east along the pavement with marble inserts on Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south from Decumano Massimo across pavement with marble inserts, to entrance doorway.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking south from Decumanus Maximus across pavement with marble inserts, to entrance doorway.

Above the doorway was an upper window.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking south to facade from Decumanus Maximus.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking south to facade from Decumanus Maximus.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground with hole for door closure near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground with hole for door closure near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. February 2003. Ground near threshold. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall with imprint of stairs to upper floor in wall plaster.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall with imprint of stairs to upper floor in wall plaster.

 

VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Base of stairs near south-east corner.
According to Guidobaldi, in the south-east corner was a well to draw water from the cistern fed by the impluvium of the Casa del Salone nero, which would exclude the existence of a separate property, and as such this shop originally would have been a room in part of that house. 
See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.104 of p.103-107).

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Base of stairs near south-east corner.

According to Guidobaldi, in the south-east corner was a well to draw water from the cistern fed by the impluvium of the Casa del Salone Nero, which would exclude the existence of a separate property, and as such this shop originally would have been a room in part of that house.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.104 of p.103-107).

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking across entrance towards south wall. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking across entrance towards south wall.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall with arched niche.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. South wall with arched niche.

 

VI.15 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Arched niche from south wall.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Arched niche from south wall.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated. South wall with niche. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated. South wall with niche. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI 15 Herculaneum, May 2009. Displayed item of carbonised rope, near south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15 Herculaneum, May 2009. Displayed item of carbonised rope, near south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Upper south wall, and reconstructed support beams for ceiling/upper floor..

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Upper south wall, and reconstructed support beams for ceiling/upper floor.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Structure on east side of upper floor.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Structure on east side of upper floor.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking towards east side of upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated. Looking towards east side of upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated.  Painted decoration on upper floor. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated.  Painted decoration on upper floor.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Carbonised wood of remains of stairs/ladder to a mezzanine level above the second upper floor, against west wall.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Carbonised wood of remains of stairs/ladder to a mezzanine level above the second upper floor, against west wall.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. February 2003.  Stairs against west wall on an upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. February 2003.  Stairs against west wall on an upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.15 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking towards south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. West wall with square niche, remains of carbonised floor/ceiling support beams, and stairs/ladder to an upper floor.
As described by Camardo and Notomista, the reconstructed beams for the ceiling are set higher in the wall, because of the carbonised remains of the original beams set below.

VI.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

West wall with square niche, remains of carbonised floor/ceiling support beams, and stairs/ladder to an upper floor.

As described by Camardo and Notomista,

the reconstructed beams for the ceiling are set higher in the wall, because of the carbonised remains of the original beams set below.

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.251, Scheda 36)

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated.  Looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated.  Looking towards west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. Not dated. Graffiti on the west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. Not dated. Graffiti on the west wall. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.15, Herculaneum. September 2003. Upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.15 Herculaneum. September 2003. Upper floor. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

 

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