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Herculaneum VI.28. Doorway to room, linked to atrium of VI.29.

 

Wallace-Hadrill wrote that this was the entrance of stairs leading from street to an upper apartment.

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

 

According to Pesando and Guidobaldi, this room to the left of the entrance corridor, with a window that still preserved its grating, was possibly the room for the “porter” (cella ostiaria), and in it were the wooden stairs to the upper floor; when the upper rooms onto the front roadway were developed and were rented out, a separate entrance at no. 28 was created.

See Pesando, F. and Guidobaldi, M.P. (2006). Pompei, Oplontis, Ercolano, Stabiae. Editori Laterza, (p.370)

 

Ins. VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway, on east side of Cardo III Superiore.

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway, on east side of Cardo III Superiore.

 

VI.28, on left, Herculaneum. July 2009. Entrance doorways, looking south towards VI.29 doorway. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.28, on left, Herculaneum. July 2009. Entrance doorways, looking south towards VI.29 doorway.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Ins. VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway.

 

VI.28, Herculaneum, on right, October 2014. Entrance doorway, with steps to upper floor at VI.27, on left. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VI.28, Herculaneum, on right, October 2014. Entrance doorway, with steps to upper floor at VI.27, on left.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VI.28, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking through entrance doorway towards site of stairs to upper floor. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.28, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking through entrance doorway towards site of stairs to upper floor.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-east corner.
The line of the wooden stairs going up can be seen in the painted plaster, on the left.

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards north-east corner.

The line of the wooden stairs going up can be seen in the painted plaster, on the left.

 

Ins. VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall.

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. East wall.

 

Ins. VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking towards south-east corner and doorway to atrium of VI. 29.

VI.28, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking towards south-east corner and doorway to atrium of VI. 29.