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Herculaneum Ins. Or. II.4. Entrance to the large vestibule of the Palaestra, and the area at its rear.

Excavated 1933-54.

 

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Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-west from portico towards rectangular area. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-west from portico towards rectangular area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

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Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking towards the upper floor loggia at the north end of portico.

Photo taken from access roadway, looking north-west. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking towards the north end of portico, on the lower floor was a windowed gallery, a cryptoporticus. On the upper floor was a loggia.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013.

Looking towards the north end of portico, on the lower floor was a windowed gallery, a cryptoporticus.

On the upper floor was a loggia.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor loggia at the north end. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Upper floor loggia at the north end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Detail from column on west side at north end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Detail from column on west side at north end.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of north wall, in north-west corner.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of upper north wall, in north west corner.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Vaulted room in north wall on upper terrace.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Vaulted room in north wall on upper terrace.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Vaulted room in north wall on upper terrace.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of decorated north wall of vaulted room on upper terrace.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of decorated north wall of vaulted room on upper terrace.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. North-west corner of portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. North-west corner of portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Lower portico, looking north-west.
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Lower portico, looking north-west.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, June 2006. North-west corner of lower portico. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, June 2006. Remains of painted decoration on north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, June 2006. Remains of painted decoration on north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall at west end of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall at west end of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Detail of exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Detail of exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico, east end. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, December 2004. Exterior rectified north wall of lower portico, east end.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along interior of cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. North side of interior of cryptoporticus.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2012. North side of interior of cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. West end of cryptoporticus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. West end of cryptoporticus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east towards cryptoporticus at north end, below the access bridge. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east towards cryptoporticus at north end, below the access bridge.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east along exterior of the windowed gallery, the cryptoporticus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east along exterior of the windowed gallery, the cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Exterior of windowed gallery, looking north-east.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Exterior of windowed gallery, looking north-east.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking east along the long rectangular basin on the south side of the cryptoporticus. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Guidobaldi, - “
The long basin at the side of the cryptoporticus (a fish-breeding pond) was later eliminated and replaced by the large cross-shaped basin, which has only been partially excavated.” 
See Guidobaldi, M.P. (2009): Ercolano: guida agli scavi. Electa Napoli, (p.50)

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013.

Looking east along the long rectangular basin on the south side of the cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Guidobaldi, - “The long basin at the side of the cryptoporticus (a fish-breeding pond) was later eliminated and replaced by the large cross-shaped basin, which has only been partially excavated.”

See Guidobaldi, M.P. (2009): Ercolano: guida agli scavi. Electa Napoli, (p.50)

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along the long rectangular basin on the south side of the cryptoporticus.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east along the long rectangular basin on the south side of the cryptoporticus.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking towards east end of basin, and north-east corner of portico. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking towards east end of basin, and north-east corner of portico.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum Palaestra. July 2010. Looking north-east from access roadway above.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4/19, Herculaneum Palaestra. July 2010. Looking north-east from access roadway above.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum Palaestra. July 2010. Looking east from roadway above. 
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.4/19, Herculaneum Palaestra. July 2010. Looking east from roadway above. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-east from roadway above. 
Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Ins. Orientalis II.4/19, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-east from roadway above.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. Orientalis II, Palestra, Herculaneum, 1961. Looking east along north side of the criptoporticus. 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. J61f0583

Ins. Orientalis II.4/19, Palaestra, Herculaneum, 1961. Looking east along north side of the cryptoporticus.

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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Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking east along the rectangular basin.  
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. J75f0696

Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking east along the rectangular basin.  

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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Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975. Detail of the rectangular basin, looking east.   
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. J75f0698

Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975. Detail of the rectangular basin, looking east.   

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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Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. June 2006. Looking west along the basin, towards the north-west corner of the palaestra portico. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. June 2006. Looking west along the basin, towards the north-west corner of the palaestra portico.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking along the basin, from the east end towards the west end. 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. J75f0697

Ins. Or. II.4, Herculaneum. 1975.

Looking along the basin, from the east end towards the west end, and the north-west corner of the palaestra portico.

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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Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking south-west towards entrance hall. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking south-west towards large apsed room, in centre.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking south-west towards large apsed room, in centre behind portico. 
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking south-west towards large apsed room, in centre behind portico.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum. October 2001. Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Or. II, from entrance roadway above the Palaestra. The large apsed room can be seen on the left.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum. October 2001.

Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Or. II, from entrance roadway above the Palaestra.

The large apsed room can be seen on the left.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Or. II, from entrance roadway above the Palaestra.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Or. II, from entrance roadway above the Palaestra.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-west from entrance roadway above the Palaestra.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Ins. Orientalis II.4, Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking south-west from entrance roadway above the Palaestra.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking south towards west side, with large apsed room, centre right.  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. J75f0712

Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking south towards west portico side, with large apsed room, centre right. 

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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Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1975. South-east side, the steps down leading towards the Palestra area. 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. J75f0715

Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking south along west side.

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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Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1975. Looking south-west. 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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Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1964. Looking down and west, from entrance ramp. 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. J64f1142

Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1964. Looking down and south-west, from entrance ramp.

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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Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1955.  Looking down and west, from entrance ramp.
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. J55f0464.

Ins. Or. II, Herculaneum. 1955. Looking down and south-west, from entrance ramp.

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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