• Regio VIII 6, 5
  • Pompei
  • Pompeii
  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Naples
  • Pompei


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  • 300 BC - 100 AD


    • 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.


    • F. Pesando 2000 [2001], Edifici pubblici \"antichi\" nella Pompei augustea: il caso della Palestra sannitica, in Roemische Mitteilungen 107: 155-175.
    • L. Anniboletti, V. Befani, R. Cassetta, C. Costantino, M. Antolini, T. Cinaglia, P. Leone, R. Proietti, Pompei: Progetto “Regio VI”- I primi secoli di Pompei - Aggiornamento 2007, in www. fastionline.org/docs/ FOLDER-it-2007-84.pdf.
    • F. Coarelli, F. Pesando, Pompei: Progetto Regio VI. Aggiornamento 2005, in www. fastionline.org/docs/ FOLDER-it-2006-54.pdf.