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Herculaneum South-east corner, Antica spiaggia e fornici o barchetti

Ancient shoreline and arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps down to the beachfront from the terrace level.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps down to the beachfront from the terrace level.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west along the area of the beachfront and six of the twelve “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area.  “Since the 1980’s the ancient shoreline, coinciding with the southern side of the archaeological site, has been explored leading to the discovery of the boat-houses, the skeletons of the victims, the large wooden boat and the collapsed portico (pronaos) of the Temple of Venus (Sacellum B). 
The resin casts of the skeletons found in the boat-houses, finally placed in situ at the end of 2011, now give visitors a vivid image of the last, painful moments of their lives.”
See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.21-26).

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking west along the area of the beachfront and six of the twelve “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area.

“Since the 1980’s the ancient shoreline, coinciding with the southern side of the archaeological site, has been explored leading to the discovery of the boat-houses, the skeletons of the victims, the large wooden boat and the collapsed portico (pronaos) of the Temple of Venus (Sacellum B).

The resin casts of the skeletons found in the boat-houses, finally placed in situ at the end of 2011, now give visitors a vivid image of the last, painful moments of their lives.”

See Guidobaldi, M.P. and Esposito, D. (2013). Herculaneum: Art of the Buried City. U.S.A, Abbeville Press, (p.21-26). 

 

Herculaneum May 2009. Looking towards “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum May 2009. Looking towards “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, May 2007.  Looking west along six of the twelve “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, May 2007. 

Looking west along six of the twelve “boatsheds”, found under the terrace of the Sacred Area.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 1, lower and upper level.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 1, lower and upper level.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 1.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 1.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, October 2015. Boatshed 1. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 1. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 2.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 2.

 

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Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 2. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 3.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 3.

 

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Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 3. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 4.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 4.

 

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Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 4. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 5.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 5.

 

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Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 5. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 6.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 6.

 

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Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Boatshed 6. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west along the beachfront.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west along the beachfront.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along the line of boatsheds.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along the line of boatsheds.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along the line of boatsheds.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along the line of boatsheds.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east towards window of the Suburban Baths.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east towards window of the Suburban Baths.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking east. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, May 2007. Looking east along the line of boatsheds towards beachfront area below Suburban Baths. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, May 2007.

Looking east along the line of boatsheds towards beachfront area below Suburban Baths.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2016. Clump of bronze coins fused together by the heat of the eruption, found on the ancient beachfront, now in deposits. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, September 2016.

Clump of bronze coins fused together by the heat of the eruption, found on the ancient beachfront, now in deposits.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Boat found on 3rd August 1982 on the ancient beachfront, the boat is about 10 metres in length.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, June 2012. Boat found on 3rd August 1982 on the ancient beachfront, the boat is about 10 metres in length.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, October 2012. Boat found on 3rd August 1982 on the ancient beachfront, the boat is about 10 metres in length. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, October 2012. Boat found on 3rd August 1982 on the ancient beachfront.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Beachfront, Herculaneum, October 2012. Detail of boat. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Beachfront, Herculaneum, October 2012. Detail of boat. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Stairs up to the terrace of Balbus, from the beachfront.

 

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds