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  • Casa del Marinaio, Regio VII 15, 1-2
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    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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Summary (English)

  • Trenches were opened in the secondary atrium (1) of domus VII 15, 1-2, the so-called House of the Sailor. Trench B was placed at the centre of wall E and trench C in area N of the fauces, corresponding to house number 1.

    In trench B, below a crushed lava floor in use in 79 A.D., there were a series of overlying levels all containing the same material, thus contemporary with each other, which caused a rise in the floor level. This rise began with a beaten earth floor belonging to a dwelling that preceded the domus VII 15, 1-2. In fact, the foundation trench of wall E cut this beaten surface. Below the latter were a further three beaten earth surfaces which seem to relate to a 3rd century B.C. house.

    Trench B did not reveal any walls on an east-west alignment that could have formed part of cubiculum reflecting those present on side E of the main atrium (b) of the house. Therefore, domus VII 15, 1-2 seems to have originated as a house with a double atrium.

    Trench C revealed the foundations of the door jambs east and west of the north opening of the fauces: these cut directly into natural. From this foundation level up to the 79 A.D. crushed lava floor a series of overlying levels was revealed, containing the same material as was found in the levels used to raise the floor in trench B. In this sector no floor levels were found that could be attributed to an earlier dwelling. The data from the two trenches suggests that the raising of the floor level and the foundation of the House of the Sailor can be ascribed to sometime within the 2nd century B.C.

  • Marinella Antolini - Università di Perugia  
  • Piergiorgio Leone 


  • Filippo Coarelli - Sezione di Studi Comparati sulle Società Antiche, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Paolo Braconi - Sezione di Studi Comparati sulle Società Antiche, Dipartimento Uomo & Territorio, Università degli Studi di Perugia


  • Laureati e laureandi - Università degli Studi di Perugia

Research Body

  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Antichità e Archeologia

Funding Body

  • Ministero dell’Istruzione e della Ricerca Scientifica nell’ambito del Progetto “Rileggere Pompei” (COFIN), biennio 2006-2008


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