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Herculaneum Augusteum, also known as Basilica/Forum area.

Augusteum in north-west corner of Decumanus Maximus. 

 

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Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north towards the west side of the front of the Augusteum.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-west towards west side of the front of the Augusteum, still unexcavated. In this unexcavated area, a second symmetrical arch to the already excavated four-sided arch on the east side, would have been seen.
It is expected to be located opposite the main entrance to the Basilica Noniana. 
According to Kraus and von Matt, - West of the arch, the recent excavations have laid bare a row of brick piers which are reinforced by pilasters at the corners and were formerly faced with marble. These supported stuccoed arcades. Like the arch, this elegant construction on grounds of technique and style, can be dated to about 62AD and seems to correspond to what one finds on eighteenth century plans and drawings which located at this spot a five-gated entrance to the so-called Basilica, a building explored by Alcubierre and Weber only though tunnels.
Kraus T. and von Matt L., 1975. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Living cities of the dead. New York: Abrams. (p.120)

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-west towards west side of the front of the Augusteum, still unexcavated.

In this unexcavated area, a second symmetrical arch to the already excavated four-sided arch on the east side, would have been seen.

It is expected to be located opposite the main entrance to the Basilica Noniana.

According to Kraus and von Matt;

West of the arch, the recent excavations have laid bare a row of brick piers which are reinforced by pilasters at the corners and were formerly faced with marble. These supported stuccoed arcades. Like the arch, this elegant construction on grounds of technique and style, can be dated to about 62AD and seems to correspond to what one finds on eighteenth century plans and drawings which located at this spot a five-gated entrance to the so-called Basilica, a building explored by Alcubierre and Weber only through tunnels.

See Kraus T. and von Matt L., 1975. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Living cities of the dead. New York: Abrams. (p.120).

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north at west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north at west end. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Statue base.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of statue base.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Detail of statue base.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west towards statue base. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east with corner of statue base and a structure.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-east between statue base and structure.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-east between statue base and structure.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east with corner of statue base and a structure. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east with corner of statue base and a structure.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Structure in front façade of Augusteum, also known as the Basilica.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along front façade towards the four-sided Arch. The two four-sided Arches would have been joined by an arched portico.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking east along front façade towards the four-sided Arch.

The two four-sided Arches would have been joined by an arched portico.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east on west side of four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east on west side of four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east towards the west side of four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking north-east towards the west side of four-sided arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking north-east towards the west side of four-sided arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking north. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015.  Looking north-east towards four-sided arch at east front side of Augusteum.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north-east towards four-sided arch at east front side of Augusteum.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west from four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Detail from masonry pillar faced with marble. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Detail from masonry pillar faced with marble. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

 

Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum. September 2015. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. According to Kraus, “West of the arch, the recent excavations have laid bare a row of brick piers which are reinforced by pilasters at the corners and were formerly faced with marble. These supported stuccoed arcades. Like the arch, this elegant construction can be dated to about 62 AD and seems to correspond to18th century plans and drawings which located at this spot a five-gated entrance to a so-called Basilica, a building explored by Alcubierre and Weber only through tunnels.”
Kraus T. and von Matt L., 1975. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Living cities of the dead. New York: Abrams, (p.120)

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Kraus,

“West of the arch, the recent excavations have laid bare a row of brick piers which are reinforced by pilasters at the corners and were formerly faced with marble.

These supported stuccoed arcades.

Like the arch, this elegant construction can be dated to about 62 AD and seems to correspond to 18th century plans and drawings which located at this spot a five-gated entrance to a so-called Basilica, a building explored by Alcubierre and Weber only through tunnels.”

See Kraus T. and von Matt L., 1975. Pompeii and Herculaneum: Living cities of the dead. New York: Abrams, (p.120).

According to Parslow, the most serious inaccuracy on a plan drawn by Bardet (apart from failing to date his plan) was that he showed a series of five cross vaults carried on a portico across the front of the building; recent excavations have proved that the façade was fronted only by the two quadrifrontal arches at either end.

See Parslow, C. C. Rediscovering Antiquity: Karl Weber and the Excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae.  (p.49-51).

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-west from four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north-west from four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north from near four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north from near four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of base on north-west side of four-sided Arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of base on north-west side of four-sided Arch.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking west from base of statue base on west side of four-sided arch.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north in the four-sided arch, which would have led into the east portico of the Augusteum, also known as the Basilica.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north. The arch was decorated in marble on the façade and simply plastered in white stucco on the sides.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north.

The arch was decorated in marble on the façade and simply plastered in white stucco on the sides.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Vaulted ceiling of arch on east side.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Vaulted ceiling of arch on east side.

 

Herculaneum. October 2001. Vaulted ceiling of arch on east side. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Herculaneum. October 2001. Vaulted ceiling of arch on east side.

Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. East side of vaulted ceiling of arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. East side of vaulted ceiling of arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of stucco-work. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Detail of stucco-work. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Decorative vaulted ceiling of arch.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Decorative vaulted ceiling of arch.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Decorative stucco remains.

Herculaneum, September 2015. Decorative stucco remains.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north at ceiling of arch leading to the east side of the Augusteum, also known as the Basilica.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north at ceiling of arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north at ceiling of arch. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north at ceiling of arch leading to the east side of the Augusteum, also known as the Basilica. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum. August 2013. Looking north at ceiling of arch. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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