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VII.6.18 Pompeii. Forum Baths Water Reservoir. Stairs to upper parts.

Excavated 1817, 1840.

 

Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.10    VII.5.12    VII.5.24    VII.6.17    Forum Baths Plan

 

According to Fiorelli,

17 and 18. Cistern. The two entrances that come after, belong to a large reservoir of water, where it would have been purified before being distributed to the various fountains existing in the vicinity of the Forum. From the first of the entrances, descending by a staircase with three levels to a narrow subterraneum, in which the great bronze key was found, which closed or opened the exit to the water; from the second entrance, one mounts by another staircase to the top of the tank itself, where there remains a clay pipe, destined perhaps to feed the tank of the nearby Baths.

(17 e 18. Cisterna. Due aditi che vengono dopo appartengono ad un grande serbatoio di acqua, ove purificavasi prima di essere distribuita alle varie fontane esistenti nell vicinanze del Foro. Dal primo di essi discendesi per una gradinata a tre tese in un angusto sotteraneo, in cui trovavasi la grande chiave di bronzo, che chiudeva o apriva l’uscita all’acqua; dal secondo si monta per un’altra gradinata alla sommita della cisterna stessa, ove rimane un condotto fittile, destinato forse ad alimentare il serbatoio del vicino Bagno.)

See Pappalardo, U., 2001. La Descrizione di Pompei per Giuseppe Fiorelli (1875). Napoli: Massa Editore. (p.160)

 

According to NdS,

The two stairways already known, linked to the large water tank 77, 78, 79 (on plan) already known for many years.

(XVII e XVIII. Le due scalette gia note, annesse al grande serbatoio di acqua 77, 78, 79 gia da molti anni conosciuto.)

See Notizie degli Scavi, 1910, p.463.

 

See Rivista di Study, 1, p.135, Saggi nel Vico dei Soprastanti e nel Vicolo delle Terme, for information on wells found under roadway.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking west to entrance doorway.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. March 2009.  Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme, together with doorway to VII.6.17. Between VII.6.16 and VII.6.17 are three large water storage reservoirs that feed the Forum Baths. VII.6.17 gives access to the lower part of the reservoirs. VII.6.18 gives access to the upper part of the reservoirs. It is estimated the reservoirs held 430,000 litres of water.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme, together with doorway to VII.6.17.

Between VII.6.16 and VII.6.17 are three large water storage reservoirs that feed the Forum Baths.

VII.6.17 gives access to the lower part of the reservoirs.

VII.6.18 gives access to the upper part of the reservoirs.

It is estimated the reservoirs held 430,000 litres of water.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme. This gave access to the terracotta pipe that went over the Vicolo delle Terme. This fed the water to the Forum Baths in VII.5.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. March 2009. Entrance on Vicolo delle Terme.

This gave access to the terracotta pipe that went over the Vicolo delle Terme.

This fed the water to the Forum Baths in VII.5.

 

VII.6.18 Water Reservoir.  Staircase to upper storey.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. December 2005.  Looking west towards stairs.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. December 2005. Looking west towards stairs.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Entrance.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Stairs.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Stairs.

 

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking into hole in stairs to upper floor.

VII.6.18 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking into hole in stairs to upper floor.

 

 

Other parts of the baths:   VII.5.2    VII.5.7    VII.5.8    VII.5.10    VII.5.12    VII.5.24    VII.6.17    Forum Baths Plan

 

 

 

 

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