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Herculaneum Ins. Or. II.6. Bar or Shop, possibly of Marcus Livius Alcimus.

Excavated 1932-41.

 

According to Maiuri, this was a shop with a selling counter and the remains of decoration with a yellow background.

In the rear room of the shop there were amphorae both upright and upside down, inserted within one another.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.57).

 

Guidobaldi wrote that this was a thermopolium with a rear shop-room and dwelling on the upper floor.

See Guidobaldi, M.P, 2009: Ercolano, guida agli scavi. Naples, Electa Napoli, (p.49).

 

According to Wallace-Hadrill, number 6 is a shop with a sales counter with four dolia built into it, and a number of amphorae stacked in the backroom, one carrying the address label ‘M. Livi Alcimi Herclani’, Marcus Livius Alcimus of Herculaneum.

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.276).

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway.

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. July 2015. Looking towards entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east to entrance doorway.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking east to entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards north wall of shop/bar-room.

 

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Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking towards north wall of shop/bar-room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north along threshold of entrance doorway.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards north wall with holes for support beams for an upper floor. On the right, in the north-east corner are the remains of mezzanine floor, as reconstructed by Maiuri.

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking towards north wall with holes for support beams for an upper floor.

On the right, in the north-east corner are the remains of mezzanine floor, as reconstructed by Maiuri.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking towards east wall of shop/bar-room with doorways on the upper floor, as well as doorway to a rear room from the shop/bar-room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking towards south wall with holes for support beams for an upper floor.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north-east across counter with imbedded dolia.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking north across three-sided counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. May 2009. Looking north across three-sided counter. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking north-west across counter, from its rear.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Detail from rear of counter.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards south-east corner of shop/bar-room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking towards south-east corner of shop/bar-room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Doorway to rear room from shop/bar room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Looking east across rear room, with remains of mezzanine floor, and holes for support beams for an upper floor.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

South-east corner and south wall in second rear room reached from doorway in the other rear room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015.

Threshold of entrance doorway to shop/bar room.

 

Ins. Orientalis II.6, Herculaneum. September 2015. Step up from roadway.