Condition Assessment - Regio I, Insula 13  I-13 M 280(Formerly Regio II, Insula 3)

The photomosaic image below shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 13 at the time it was photographed in 2005.  The city block is 32.87 meters in length.  The facade was excavated in 1914-1915 and it was further explored in 1919 and 1951-1953.  There are five entrances: four houses and a workshop or shop.  The exterior walls of the block were constructed in opus incertum (stone rubble embedded in concrete). One pier was built in opus testaceum (fired brick) and one in opus vittatum mixtum (a combination of brick and stone blocks).  The balance of the piers are ashlar blocks.

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I-13 960 cas d

960 i-13 288 dThis elevation drawing of the city block was created by Alberto Sanarica for Vittorio Spinazzola and shows the condition of Regio I, Insula 13 after it was excavated in 1914-1915.  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.  A comparison of the drawing with the photomosaic image above shows that one of the doorways (second from the right) has been blocked, and almost all of the wall plaster and decoration has since perished.

[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.]