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Use the form below to search for documents in this Web site containing specific words or combinations of words.



Regrettably Google has started to add adverts to their search that we use. We do not wish to have adverts or to make any money from them and we do not endorse them, so please feel free to ignore them. Our attempts to get the ad free search that we used to have, have been unsuccessful and we are still searching for an alternative.

The results of the search will appear in a pop up window.

Two tabs will be shown at the top, Web and Image

Web:    The search results will show up to 10 results pages, with 10 documents on each page.

The first line of each result is a direct link to the web page with that result.

Image: Up to 10 pages of images will be shown with 20 images on each page .

Click on an image to go directly to the page containing the image.

The links to subsequent pages of results are shown at the bottom of the results.

The search engine will only display a limited number of results even though it shows it has found many more.

In this case you need to refine the search to narrow down to less than 100 results.


Document numbering

If the document has a title it will be shown, otherwise only the document's file name is displayed. 

The photograph displayed is not necessarily the first on that page.

The link will take you to the start of the page from where you can scroll down to the search result.

File names take the format "Herculaneum 6 21.htm" where this is the filename for VI.21. 

The first number is the Insula and the last two are the house number. 

Where there are several parts to the documents for a property then the file name will also contain p1 or p2 etc.


Query Language

Our search engine is powered by Google.  This search engine looks literally for exactly what you type in.

Nonius Balbus
finds documents containing 'Nonius' and 'Balbus'.
It is the same as Nonius AND Balbus
Documents found will contain both Nonius and Balbus, but they may not be adjacent words or necessarily the same person.
Nonius OR Balbus
finds documents containing either 'Nonius' or 'Balbus' including for instance Viciria Balbus.

NOT is not allowed.

Wild cards, such as * or ?, are not recognised in the search unfortunately.



Remember if searching for a house number that the first part of the number is in roman numerals I, II, III, IV etc so use VI.21 not 6.21.

If your search does not provide the answer you expect remember that there are a large number of variations on how properties were named. 

Try swapping similar words such as Casa or House or Domus for example. 

Try Latin or Italian variations such as Nonio Balbo instead of Nonius Balbus.

Try different spellings such as Narciso or Narcisso or Narcissus. You can combined the three queries into one: Narciso OR Narcisso OR Narcissus. If this produces too many results you can run the queries separately.

Try swapping Italian or English alternatives such as Giuseppe for Joseph, Queen for Regina.

Try the different Greek, Roman, Egyptian or modern Italian names such as Zeus, Jupiter, Iuppiter, Jove or Giove which were applied to the same god for instance.

A shorter search with fewer words may work better sometimes.

The search engine takes time to catch up with our changes, for instance, where we may have moved the text and picture onto one of the other pages for the same house, so you may need to look at the other pages for the house also.

Finally, If you find areas for improvement, please email us with the details.

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The low resolution pictures on this site are copyright © of Jackie and Bob Dunn and MAY NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE USED FOR GAIN OR REWARD COMMERCIALLY. On concession of the Ministero della Cultura - Parco Archeologico di Ercolano. It is declared that no reproduction or duplication can be considered legitimate without the written authorization of the Parco Archeologico di Ercolano.

Le immagini fotografiche a bassa risoluzione pubblicate su questo web site sono copyright © di Jackie e Bob Dunn E NON POSSONO ESSERE UTILIZZATE, IN ALCUNA CIRCOSTANZA, PER GUADAGNO O RICOMPENSA COMMERCIALMENTE. Su concessione del Ministero della Cultura - Parco Archeologico di Ercolano. Si comunica che nessun riproduzione o duplicazione può considerarsi legittimo senza l'autorizzazione scritta del Parco Archeologico di Ercolano.

Ultimo aggiornamento - Last updated: 21-Nov-2023 18:08