Condition Assessment - Regio I, Insula 11I-11 M 280  (Formerly Regio II, Insula 1)

The photomosaic image below shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 11 at the time it was photographed in 2005.  The city block is 33.87 meters in length.  The facade was excavated in 1912-1913 and it was further explored in 1952-1954.  There are seven entrances: two houses, four shops and a food and drink establishment.  The exterior walls on the western half of the block (on right) were constructed in opus incertum (stone rubble embedded in concrete) with opus testaceum (fired brick) and ashlar piers.  One wall in the eastern half of the facade was built in opus vittatum mixtum (a combination of brick and stone blocks) and the balance of the walls in opus incertum with opus vittatum mixtum and ashlar piers.

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I-11 960 cas d960 i-11 286 dThis elevation drawing of the city block was created by Alberto Sanarica for Vittorio Spinazzola and shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 11 after it was excavated in 1912-1913.  The dark shaded areas of the drawing represent the portions actually excavated, the lighter shaded areas represent restorations and the single lines are hypothetical additions.  As can be seen by comparing the drawing with the photomosaic above, almost all of the wall plaster shown on the eastern end of the block (left) has since perished.  Some of the plaster on the western end (right) still exists, but is damaged and badly faded.

[From Pompei alla luce degli scavi nuovi di Via dell'Abbondanza (anni 1910-1923) by Vittorio Spinazzola.  Permission to display this image has been granted as a courtesy by the publisher, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome.  This image may NOT be copied or reproduced in any manner without the permission of the publisher.]

 

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This elevation drawing of the city block was also created by Alberto Sanarica.  It is a hypothetical reconstruction of the west end of the city block and does not identify those portions that were actually found.

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This watercolor by Alberto Sanarica is a hypothetical reconstruction of the structures on the west end of the block.  It indicates both colors and wall paintings that are not currently present, or that are badly faded.

 

[The drawing and watercolor above are from Pompei alla luce degli scavi nuovi di Via dell'Abbondanza (anni 1910-1923) by Vittorio Spinazzola.  Permission to display these images has been granted as a courtesy by the publisher, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome.  These images may NOT be copied or reproduced in any manner without the permission of the publisher.]

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