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VII.16.a Pompeii. Suburban Baths. Outside areas to north and east.

 

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VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Mooring rings? Located in wall on north side. According to Descoeudres, for many years this area had been described as the quay wall of the harbour.
The idea of a sea-wall is likely to go back to the 1950ís, when it was discovered during clearing work under Maiuriís direction. If this were indeed the walls of the Pompeii harbour then it would have been ten metres above sea-level. A trial trench excavated in June 1998 proved this idea to be false. The reason for the rings, very similar to ancient mooring rings, must remain unknown. See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 1998, IX, article by Descoeudres, J.P: The so-called quay wall north-west of Pompeiiís Porta Marina. (p.210-217)

VII.16.a Pompeii. December 2004. Mooring rings? Located in wall on north side.

According to Descoeudres, for many years this area had been described as the quay wall of the harbour.

The idea of a seawall is likely to go back to the 1950s, when it was discovered during clearing work under Maiuriís direction.

If this were indeed the walls of the Pompeii harbour, then it would have been ten metres above sea-level.

A trial trench excavated in June 1998 proved this idea to be false.

The reason for the rings, very similar to ancient mooring rings, must remain unknown.

See Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 1998, IX, article by Descoeudres, J.P: The so-called quay wall north-west of Pompeiiís Porta Marina. (p.210-217).

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north-east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking north-east.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010.  Room 2, pool, looking south from rear.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010.Room 2, pool, looking south from rear.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south at rear of east side of room 2.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south at rear of east side of room 2.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. April 2019. 
Looking east over top of Suburban Baths, to VII.16.18-22, House of Fabius Rufus, behind trees on left.
In the centre is the rear of VII.16.16, 15, 14, after its cleaning and stabilising. On the right is the Marine Gate (Porta Marina).
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer

VII.16.a Pompeii. April 2019.

Looking east over top of Suburban Baths, to VII.16.18-22, House of Fabius Rufus, behind trees on left.

In the centre is the rear of VII.16.16, 15, 14, after its cleaning and stabilising. On the right is the Marine Gate (Porta Marina).

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east to rear of VII.16.16

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east to rear of VII.16.16

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east to rear of VII.16.15

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking east to rear of VII.16.15

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south.  On the left, the rear of VII.16.15, on the right, the rear of VII.16.a.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking south.On the left, the rear of VII.16.15, on the right, the rear of VII.16.a.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. On the left, steps to rear of VII.16.1 and 15, on the right, the rear walls of the baths.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. On the left, steps to rear of VII.16.1 and 15, on the right, the rear walls of the baths.

 

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VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Steps to rear of VII.16.1 and 15. Looking south.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking from square window in the rear wall, looking down into corridor.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking from square window in the rear wall, looking down into corridor.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking down from window in the rear wall, into corridor at rear.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking down from window in the rear wall, into corridor at rear.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Rear wall, looking south.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Rear wall, looking south.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking through hole in rear wall, across room and corridor, to small vent of room 10, laconicum.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. Looking through hole in rear wall, across room and corridor, to small vent of room 10, laconicum.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010.  Looking through hole in rear wall, across room 13 towards window in east wall of room 9, natatio.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010.Looking through hole in rear wall, across room 13 towards window in east wall of room 9, natatio.

 

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. South end of rear east wall.

VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2010. South end of rear east wall.

 

 

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