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Herculaneum VII.15. Side doorway into small service room of Basilica Noniana.

Date of excavation 1960-62.

 

Waldstein and Shoobridge wrote “Before leaving the town proper, we must say something of the small portion excavated in the nineteenth century, and still exposed, often called the “Scavi Nuovi. This part of the city sloped steeply to the south-west and ended in a sharp cliff; and strong and elaborate subterranean rooms were needed to keep the last houses level.

Two streets were laid bare, crossing one another at right angles.

That running down to the sea has a fine vaulted drain, 0.60m broad and 1.05m high, fed by various small drains and gutters.

At the edge of the cliff it empties into a well-shaped opening of unknown depth, but certainly more than three metres.”

See Waldstein, C. & Shoobridge, L. (1908). Herculaneum, past, present and future. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., (p.76-77).

See Ruggiero, M. 1885. Storia degli Scavi di Ercolano ricomposta sudocumenti superstiti. Napoli. (pp. xlvi-li), for the whole description of “Scavi Nuovi”.

 

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south from between VI. 26/27, on left, and Ins. VII, 15 on right.

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking south from between VI.26/27, on left, and Ins. VII.15 on right.

According to Waldstein and Shoobridge, “a stream of similar fragments (to those found in the Augusteum) seems to have been carried down the road (now partially uncovered (written in 1908) leading to the sea. This probably shows that the Augusteum was partially or wholly roofless, or that the roof broke under the weight of the volcanic ejectamenta”.

See Waldstein, C. & Shoobridge, L. (1908). Herculaneum, past, present and future. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. (p.72)

 

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Drain in road.

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Drain in road.

 

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Drain in road.

Cardo III Superiore, Herculaneum, September 2015. Drain in road.

 

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Drain in Cardo III Superiore, September 2015. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII.15, centre right, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking north towards doorways on west side of Cardo III Superiore.

VII.15, centre right, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking north towards doorways on west side of Cardo III Superiore.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway to Basilica Noniana, leading into room on southern side, on west side of  Cardo III Superiore. Only the eastern perimeter wall has so far been brought to light together with two side doorways.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Doorway to Basilica Noniana, on west side of Cardo III Superiore, leading into a service room at southern end of Basilica Noniana,

Only the eastern perimeter wall of the Basilica Noniana has so far been brought to light together with two side doorways, and this small room.

 

VII.15, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway to service room.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.15, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway to service room.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

VII, 15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Description board. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Description board. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica, east end of south wall.

According to Camardo and Notomista, shown here are some architectural fragments found during the excavation of the building.

One can see, in the following photos, remains of a grooved column coated in white plaster, parts of two Ionic capitals and, leaning against the wall, part of a painted frieze.

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.258, Scheda 40)

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Finds from the Basilica, west end of south wall and south-west corner.

 

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VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Finds from the Basilica, west end of south wall and south-west corner. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica, south-west corner and west wall.

 

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VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica, south-west corner and west wall.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica, west wall.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015. Finds from the Basilica, north end of west wall.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. Basilica Noniana, looking towards west wall of room at southern end.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Basilica Noniana, looking towards west wall and north-west corner of service room.

 

Ins. VII, Herculaneum, September 2015. The Basilica Noniana, doorway in room at southern end.

VII.15 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking into the Basilica Noniana, doorway in north wall of service room.