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Pompeii Porta del Vesuvio or Vesuvian Gate.

Excavated 1811 and 1905.

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Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Area C at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. June 2012. Area C at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Behind area C at north-west corner of gate is a hollow rectangular walled area.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Behind area C at north-west corner of gate is a hollow rectangular walled area.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north-west inside walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking north-west inside walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west along inside of south wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west along inside of south wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west along inside of south wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Looking west along inside of south wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. South wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. South wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. North inside wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. North inside wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. West inside wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. West inside wall of walled area at north-west corner of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Walls and drain leading to water tower, on north side of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Walls and drain leading to water tower, on north side of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Channel leading to water tower on north side of gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Channel leading to water tower on north side of gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2015. South-east corner of gate and wall on east side., looking east. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2015. South-east corner of gate and wall on east side., looking east.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. South-east corner of gate, looking east.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. South-east corner of gate and wall, looking east.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west from gate along walls to Tower X,

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west from gate along walls to Tower X,

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall to left of Tower X showing impact by war machines used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall at Vesuvian gate showing impact of siege balls used by Sulla.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. Wall at Vesuvian gate showing impact of siege balls used by Sulla.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east along city walls to north end of Gate.

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. December 2005. Looking east along city walls to north end of Gate.

 

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. VG5 Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.The Cippus is inscribed:

Ex auctoritate 
imp(eratoris) Caesaris 
Vespasiani Aug(usti)
loca publica
a privatis possessa T(itus) Suedius 
Clemens tribunus causis cognitis 
et mensuris factis rei publicae
Pompeianorum restituit.

By virtue of authority conferred upon him by the Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus, 
Titus Suedius Clemens, tribune, having investigated the facts and taken measurements,
restored to the citizens of Pompeii public places illegally appropriated by private persons.

Similar Cippi were found at the Porta Ercolano, Porta Marina and the Porta Nocera.
The wording “rei publicae Pompeianorum” on one of these, discovered in 1763, was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii. 
Until then scholars had divided opinions on the city buried under Civita. Many, including the first official excavators, thought it was the ancient city of Stabiae.
See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 225).

Vesuvian Gate Pompeii. May 2006. VG5 Cippus of Titus Suedius Clemens.The Cippus is inscribed:

 

Ex auctoritate

imp(eratoris) Caesaris

Vespasiani Aug(usti)

loca publica

a privatis possessa T(itus) Suedius

Clemens tribunus causis cognitis

et mensuris factis rei publicae

Pompeianorum restituit.

 

By virtue of authority conferred upon him by the Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus,

Titus Suedius Clemens, tribune, having investigated the facts and taken measurements,

restored to the citizens of Pompeii public places illegally appropriated by private persons.

 

Similar Cippi were found at the Porta Ercolano, Porta Marina and the Porta Nocera.

The wording “rei publicae Pompeianorum” on one of these, discovered in 1763, was the first positive identification that the site was Pompeii.

Until then scholars had divided opinions on the city buried under Civita. Many, including the first official excavators, thought it was the ancient city of Stabiae.

See Conticello, B., Ed, 1990. Rediscovering Pompeii. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p. 225).

 

 

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