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Herculaneum V.8. Casa del Bel Cortile or House of the Beautiful Courtyard.

Excavated 1937-38.

 

Quick Outline

This page has been created to give a quick appreciation of the main rooms and areas of the House of the Beautiful Courtyard without the need to navigate the many detailed pages of photographs.   

 

Detail

If you are interested to see the house in more detail, the rooms are shown in much greater detail in the subsequent parts.

 

Detailed photos      Plan

 

V.8, Herculaneum. October 2014. Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo IV. Superiore. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
According to Maiuri, this house of small proportions was particularly interesting because of the novelty of its plan. There is no vestibule or entrance fauces, instead of which one enters a low wide rectangular room which leads to other rooms.
See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guide books to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.45).

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014.

Looking towards entrance doorway on east side of Cardo IV. Superiore. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

According to Maiuri, this house of small proportions was particularly interesting because of the novelty of its plan.

There is no vestibule or entrance fauces, instead of which one enters a low wide rectangular room which leads to other rooms.

See Maiuri, Amedeo, (1977). Herculaneum. 7th English ed, of Guidebooks to the Museums Galleries and Monuments of Italy, No.53 (p.45).

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking north across low wide rectangular room. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2018. Room 1, looking through small doorway into kitchen. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2018. Room 1, looking through small doorway into kitchen. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 1, looking towards rooms on east side. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 1, looking towards rooms on east side. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 1, looking towards south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2018. Room 1, looking towards south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2018. Looking south along corridor on south side of Room 1.
The reflected sunlight shining is from the doorway of Room 9, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum. May 2018. Looking south along corridor on south side of Room 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. 
Area 4, looking towards the north-west corner of the courtyard. The north wall of the small tablinum is on the left.
Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021.

Area 4, looking towards the north-west corner of the courtyard. The north wall of the small tablinum 3 is on the left.

Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018. Room 3, looking west through small tablinum towards entrance doorway in Room 1.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018.

Room 3, looking west through small tablinum towards entrance doorway in Room 1. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014. 
Room 3, looking east towards flooring of small tablinum on lower level, raised flooring at rear in Area 4.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014.

Room 3, looking east towards flooring of small tablinum on lower level, raised flooring at rear in Area 4.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018. Area 4, looking north across raised courtyard towards doorway to room 5.  
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018.

Area 4, looking north across raised courtyard towards doorway to room 5. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Area 4, with stairs to upper masonry landing on north side. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Area 4, with stairs to upper masonry landing on north side. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 7, looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 7, looking towards south wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 7, fragments displayed on south wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

V.8 Herculaneum. August 2021. Room 7, fragments displayed on south wall. Photo courtesy of Robert Hanson.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014. Room 7, looking north towards north-east corner and east wall.
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014. Room 7, looking north towards north-east corner and east wall.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014. Room 7, looking north along west wall towards north-west corner. 
Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

V.8 Herculaneum. March 2014. Room 7, looking north along west wall towards north-west corner.

Foto Annette Haug, ERC Grant 681269 DÉCOR

 

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018. Room 4, looking towards north wall of courtyard and larger doorway to Room 5. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

V.8 Herculaneum, May 2018.

Room 4, looking towards north wall of courtyard and larger doorway to Room 5. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 5, north wall of oecus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 5, north wall of oecus. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

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V.8 Herculaneum. October 2014. Room 5, upper north wall, and north wall of room above. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

 

 

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