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  • Regio VIII 6, 5
  • Pompei
  • Pompeii



    • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

      MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

      ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

      AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    Summary (English)

    • The research undertaken inside building VIII 6, 5 aimed to define the organisation of the area before its conversion into a garden, when it must have been divided into two lots occupied by two domus, and to define the chronology of these changes.

      To this end excavations were carried out in various zones in the area. These ascertained the absence of vertical structures substituted by large ditches containing dumps of material which covered a vast chronological horizon. In fact, the materials ranged from bucchero to ARS, together with fragments of wall decoration which included all the known styles of Pompeian wall painting.

      The investigations also looked at the only well-preserved room, situated by the fauces, inside the domus, whose floor level is much higher with respect to the adjacent zone. Here, a sequence of four floor levels were identified that had been laid down in rapid succession. On the basis of stylistic analysis all were datable to between the late Republican and the early Imperial period. Therefore, it seems that in the entire area all the rooms that must have developed within it were almost completely destroyed and that it was used as a dump for an enormous quantity of building materials before being converted into a garden. It is possible to suggest that this situation was linked to a post 62 A.D. phase, when a space was created around the city in which to deposit the rubble from the buildings damaged by the earthquake.

    • Sandra Zanella - Université de Paris-I  
    • Francesco Tosti 


    • Fabrizio Pesando - Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
    • Filippo Coarelli - 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 Uomo e Territorio, Sez. Studi comparati sulle Società Antiche

    Funding Body

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


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