Condition Assessment - Regio I, Insula 6 I-6 M 280

The photomosaic image below shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 6 at the time it was photographed in 2005.  The city block is 58.49 meters in length.  The facade was excavated in 1911-1913 and was further explored in 1926-1927 and 1929.  There are twelve entrances: four houses, six shops and/or workshops, one fullery and a stairway.  The exterior walls of most of the city block were constructed in opus incertum (stone rubble embedded in concrete) with opus testaceum (fired brick) piers. The westernmost corner (on right) is ashlar block.  The facade of the House of the Shrine of Achilles (fourth door from the left) was constructed in opus quadratum (large ashlar blocks).

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This elevation drawing above was created by Alberto Sanarica for Vittorio Spinazzola and shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 6 after it was excavated in 1911-1913.  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.  Only the nine easternmost entrances were drawn.

[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.]

 

i-6 ca 1 dThe two excavation photographs above show Insula I, 6 after restoration construction.

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Some of the dipinti revealed by the excavations was distinct and vivid (above left).  However, as can be seen in the corresponding part of the 2005 photomosaic (above right), the dipinti has faded and is barely visible.

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Some of the dipinti that was legible in 1911 (above left) can no longer be seen in the corresponding part of the 2005 photomosaic (above right).

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The interior of the House of the Criptoporticus was bombed in 1943 inflicting extensive damage.

 

[Permission to display the four black and white photographs above has been granted by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività  Culturali – Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei.  These images may NOT be copied or reproduced in any manner.]

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