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Herculaneum VI.24. Rear doorway of Curia of Augustales, linked to VI.21.

Excavated 1960-62.

 

Ins. VI 24, Herculaneum, September 2015. Entrance doorway on east side of Cardo III Superiore, at northern end.

VI.24 Herculaneum, September 2015.

Entrance doorway on east side of Cardo III Superiore, at northern end.

 

VI.24, Herculaneum. May 2011. Facade on south side of doorway. 
Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.24 Herculaneum. May 2011. Facade on south side of doorway.

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

VI.24, Herculaneum. May 2011. Upper facade above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

VI.24 Herculaneum. May 2011. Upper facade above entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

 

Ins. VI 24, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

VI.24 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

 

VI 24, Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking north to steps and rectangular structure at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.
Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

VI.24 Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking north to steps and rectangular structure at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

VI 24, Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps and rectangular structure at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

VI.24 Herculaneum, September 2015. Steps and rectangular structure at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

 

Ins. VI 24, Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold on west side of steps.

VI.24 Herculaneum, September 2015. Doorway threshold on west side of steps.

 

VI 24, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north to steps. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VI.24 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north to steps. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VI 24, Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south from rear of steps. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Wallace-Hadrill, “No wagons or carts carrying supplies to shops and private houses could pass here.  Even Cardo III was end-stopped. A rectangular structure, a little over a metre high, stands in the way of traffic. Its function is not obvious.  It has been identified as a tribunal, or suggestum, from which a magistrate could address the people or a public crier could make an announcement. An alternative would be to see it as a base of a small shrine.”
See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.177).

VI.24 Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking south from rear of steps. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Wallace-Hadrill, “No wagons or carts carrying supplies to shops and private houses could pass here.

Even Cardo III was end-stopped. A rectangular structure, a little over a metre high, stands in the way of traffic.

Its function is not obvious.

It has been identified as a tribunal, or suggestum, from which a magistrate could address the people, or a public crier could make an announcement.

An alternative would be to see it as a base of a small shrine.”

See Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2011). Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln Ltd., (p.177).

 

Ins. VI 24/5, Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east at northern end of  Cardo III Superiore.

VI.24/5 Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east at northern end of Cardo III Superiore.

 

 

 

 

 

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