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Herculaneum. Entrance to site and South-east corner, Terrace of Balbus, Suburban Baths, Sacred Area and Boatsheds.

Ercolano. Ingresso al sito e Angolo sud-est, il terrazzo di Balbo, i terme suburbani, l'area sacra e i barchetti.

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Herculaneum. Old entrance building on south side of Corso Resina. According to Camardo and Notomista, Maiuri decided to reorganise the entrance to the excavations.  In 1930 this monumental entrance was built, which would contain the ticket office, the toilets, and an office for the guards.  This side, facing onto Corsa Resina, contained a series of niches in which it was envisaged would have contained copies of various statues from Herculaneum, however this was never realised.
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.344).

Herculaneum. Old entrance building on south side of Corso Resina.

According to Camardo and Notomista, Maiuri decided to reorganise the entrance to the excavations.

In 1930 this monumental entrance was built, which would contain the ticket office, the toilets, and an office for the guards.

This side, facing onto Corsa Resina, contained a series of niches in which it was envisaged would have contained copies of various statues from Herculaneum, however this was never realised.

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.344).

 

Herculaneum. 2016. Old entrance building at top of avenue. 
Looking south down roadway leading to new ticket office and entrance to excavations.

Herculaneum. 2016. Old entrance building at top of avenue.

Looking south down roadway leading to new ticket office and entrance to excavations.

 

Herculaneum, 26th February 2018. Snow lying near the entrance to the site, but still with a beautiful blue sky.  Photo from Tonia Borrelli.

Herculaneum, 26th February 2018. Snow lying near the entrance to the site, but still with a beautiful blue sky.

Photo from Tonia Borrelli.

 

Herculaneum. May 2001. Looking south down roadway towards site. Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.
The green railings on either side of the roadway provide a view from a bridge over the cryptoporticus of the Palaestra, on the left, and across the Herculaneum site below, on the right.
In 1954, in order to be able to excavate the cryptoporticus, Maiuri decided to construct a bridge, which at the time was considered a very modern and daring reinforced concrete bridge.  
See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.345).

Herculaneum. May 2001. Looking south down roadway towards site. Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

The green railings on either side of the roadway provide a view from a bridge over the cryptoporticus of the Palaestra, on the left, and across the Herculaneum site below, on the right.

In 1954, in order to be able to excavate the cryptoporticus, Maiuri decided to construct a bridge, which at the time was considered a very modern and daring reinforced concrete bridge. 

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.345).

 

Herculaneum, 26th February 2018. Looking south-west from the roadway bridge across the snowy site.   Photo from Tonia Borrelli.

Herculaneum, 26th February 2018. Looking south-west from the roadway bridge across the snowy site. 

Photo from Tonia Borrelli.

 

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking south-west from the roadway bridge towards the beautiful Bay of Naples. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking south-west from the roadway bridge towards the beautiful Bay of Naples.

Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, April 2016. Maiuri’s access roadway bridge taken from Ristorante Gladiatori, Ercolano.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, April 2016. Maiuri’s access roadway bridge taken from Ristorante Gladiatori, Ercolano.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east at palestra cryptoporticus, with the Maiuri’s access bridge above.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Ins. Orientalis II 4, Herculaneum, October 2012. Looking north-east at the Palaestra cryptoporticus, with Maiuri’s access bridge above.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking south along entrance roadway, after summer storm. Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking south along entrance roadway, after summer storm. Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north-west from entrance roadway, after summer storm.
Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north-west from entrance roadway, after summer storm.

Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north along entrance roadway, after summer storm. Photo courtesy of Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north-west from entrance roadway, after summer storm.
Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking north along entrance roadway, after summer storm. Photo courtesy of Sue Ellis.

 

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Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north along roadway towards original entrance to site. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west across site at northern end, from access roadway bridge. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking west across site at northern end, from access roadway bridge. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking west across site, from access roadway bridge. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking west across site, from access roadway bridge. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking west from access roadway to rear of Ins. Orientalis II, northern end. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, October 2014. Looking west from access roadway to rear of Ins. Orientalis II, northern end.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking south-west across site at the rear of Ins.Or.II.4, etc. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, March 2008. Looking south-west across site at the rear of Ins.Or.II.4, etc. Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, 1957. Rear of Ins. Orientalis II, lower part of photo. Looking west across site from access roadway.  Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J57f0424

Herculaneum, 1957. Rear of Ins. Orientalis II, lower part of photo. Looking west across site from access roadway.

Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, 1957. Looking west from access roadway, with Ins. Orientalis II.4, in centre. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details. J57f0427

Herculaneum, 1957. Looking west from access roadway, with Ins. Orientalis II.4, in centre. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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Herculaneum, 1957. Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Orientalis, from access roadway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.  J57f0426
On the lower right is Ins. Orientalis II.4, and in the upper right is the Royal Palace at Portici.

Herculaneum, 1957. Looking south-west across rear of Ins. Orientalis, from access roadway. Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski.

Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

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On the lower right is Ins. Orientalis II.4, and in the upper right is the Royal Palace at Portici.

 

Herculaneum. September 2010. New entrance and ticket office, on east side of original roadway down to site.  Photo courtesy of Google.

Herculaneum. September 2010. New entrance and ticket office, on east side of original roadway down to site.

Photo courtesy of Google.

 

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking south towards “new” ticket office to site. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2014. Looking south towards “new” ticket office to site. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum. September 2010. New ticket office exit, on left, leading onto roadway into site.  Photo courtesy of Google.

Herculaneum. September 2010. New ticket office exit, on left, leading onto roadway into site.

Photo courtesy of Google.

 

Maiuri’s Notebook April 1943.

“Two or three bombs fell at the entrance to the new excavations damaging or destroying the houses between the excavation and the countryside: doors and windows of the entrance demolished; glass in fragments in the excavations, the plaster from the rooms of the Palaestra pulled from the walls as if by a violent earthquake: a partition wall/screen from the “Casa a graticcio” slit: the ancient wooden coverings of the upstairs windows of one of the shops of the Forum, thrown onto the street in pieces: and in fragments, the ancient wooden screen, that by a miracle of preservation, closed one of the alae of the Casa del Bicentenario; and everywhere roofs and sheds demolished.

But Herculaneum has withstood the violence of the blasts by its elasticity and lightness: twenty metres downstream and a single bomb would have destroyed half of the excavations; all three bombs would have reduced the ancient houses, laboriously excavated from the hard vice-like grip of the mud, to a pile of rubble, as those other poor mangled houses along the Corsa di Resina.”

See Maiuri, A. (2008). Cronache degli scavi di Ercolano, 1927-1961, introduced by Mario Capasso. Sorrento, Franco Di Mauro Editore s.r.l., (p.131-2).

See Camardo, D, and Notomista, M, eds. (2017). Ercolano: 1927-1961. L’impresa archeologico di Amedeo Maiuri e l’esperimento della citta museo. Rome, L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.87).

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.19).

 

Herculaneum from the air. 1958. Maivri, 1958 Ercolano, I,p.19.f 22 oM.
At the top of the photo, northern end, are the houses of Resina, now known as Ercolano.
Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im006 Resource ID 42234.

Herculaneum from the air. 1958. Maiuri, 1958 Ercolano, I,p.19.f 22 oM.

At the top of the photo, northern end, are the houses of Resina, now known as Ercolano.

Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im006 Resource ID 42234.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking west from roadway above original beach-front.
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking west from roadway above original beach-front.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, August 2013. Looking north-west across south side, with Sacred Area, upper left, the Terrace of Balbus, and Suburban Baths, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, August 2013.

Looking north-west across south side, with Sacred Area, upper left, the Terrace of Balbus, and Suburban Baths, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, October 2001. Looking north-west from the roadway above Suburban Baths, on right. On the left is the Sacred Area with the Terrace of Balbus, lower centre. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Herculaneum, October 2001. Looking north-west from the access roadway above Suburban Baths, on right.

On the left is the Sacred Area with the Terrace of Balbus, lower centre.

In the middle of the photo is the terrace of the House of the Stags. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north-west from the roadway above Suburban Baths, on right.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north-west from the access roadway above Suburban Baths, on right.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north towards Town Walls, below terrace of Casa dei Cervi or House of the Stags.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north towards Town Walls, below terrace of Casa dei Cervi or House of the Stags.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Herculaneum Town Walls, below terrace of Casa dei Cervi or House of the Stags. Maiuri, Ercolano, fig 32.
Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im008 Resource ID 42237. 
See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

Herculaneum Town Walls, below terrace of Casa dei Cervi or House of the Stags. Maiuri, Ercolano, fig 32.

Photo used with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx116im008 Resource ID 42237.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north-east towards the Terrace of Balbus and east end of the arched openings below. On the right of centre is the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, and in front of that is the roof of the Suburban Baths.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north-east towards the Terrace of Balbus and east end of the arched openings below.

On the right of centre is the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, and in front of that is the roof of the Suburban Baths.

 

Herculaneum, June 2012. On the left is the Terrace of Balbus and east end of the arched openings to the boatsheds, below.  On the right is the Suburban Baths, with the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, on the extreme right.  Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2012. On the left is the Terrace of Balbus and east end of the arched openings to the boatsheds, below.

On the right is the Suburban Baths, with the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, on the extreme right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking north from access roadway towards the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, in centre. Note Vesuvius peeking over the site, centre top.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

Herculaneum, June 2011. Looking north from access roadway towards the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, in centre.

Note Vesuvius peeking over the site, centre top.  Photo courtesy of Sera Baker.

 

Herculaneum, May 2007. Looking north-east towards the Terrace of Balbus with the east end of the arched beachfront openings below.  On the upper right of centre is the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, and in the centre is the roof of the Suburban Baths.  Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, May 2007.

Looking north-east towards the Terrace of Balbus with the east end of the arched beachfront openings below.

On the upper right of centre is the “tower” room of the House of Relief of Telephus, and in the centre is the roof of the Suburban Baths.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking north-east from roadway towards Suburban Baths, centre, and House of the Telephus Relief, top right with scaffolding. Above the roof of the baths, the House of the Gems can be seen. The lower floor, with doorways onto a loggia, belonged to the House of M. Pilius Primigenius Granianus.

Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking north-east from roadway towards Suburban Baths, centre, and House of the Telephus Relief, top right with scaffolding.

Above the roof of the baths, the House of the Gems can be seen.

The lower floor, with doorways onto a loggia, belonged to the House of M. Pilius Primigenius Granianus.

 

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north-east, at the top of the photo, the roadway down from the entrance can be seen.   Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north-east, at the top of the photo, the roadway down from the entrance can be seen.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Herculaneum, May 2007. Looking north towards the Terrace of Balbus, centre, with east end of arched openings described as boat-sheds below it. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, May 2007

Looking north towards the Terrace of Balbus, centre, with east end of arched openings described as boat-sheds below it.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, May 2006. Looking north towards rear of the House of the Stags, Ins IV.21, above, the Terrace of Balbus, centre, with east end of arched openings described as boat-sheds below.

Herculaneum, May 2006.

Looking north towards rear of the House of the Stags, Ins IV.21, above, the Terrace of Balbus, centre, with east end of arched openings described as boat-sheds below.

 

Herculaneum. October 2001. Looking north towards rear of the House of the Stags, Ins IV.21, in centre of photo above the Terrace of Balbus, lower centre, with Suburban Baths, on the right.  Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

Herculaneum. October 2001.

Looking north towards rear of the House of the Stags, Ins IV.21, in centre of photo above the Terrace of Balbus, lower centre, with Suburban Baths, on the right. Photo courtesy of Peter Woods.

 

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north from roadway towards the Terrace of Balbus, with boatsheds below.  Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

Herculaneum, May 2001. Looking north from roadway towards the Terrace of Balbus, with boatsheds below.

Photo courtesy of Current Archaeology.

 

Herculaneum, June 2012. Looking north to lower level and arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2012.

Looking north to lower level and 12 arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

 

Herculaneum, May 2007. Looking north to lower level and arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Herculaneum, May 2007.

Looking north to lower level and arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north to lower level and 6 arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north to lower level and 6 arches of the boatsheds on the west side, below the Sacred Area.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north to lower level and 2 of the arches at the west side of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north to lower level and 2 of the arches at the west side of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015.  Looking north to lower level and 2 arches in the centre of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north to lower level and 2 arches in the centre of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area.

 

Herculaneum, September 2015. Looking north to lower level and 2 arches at the east end of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area. On the right are the steps up to the terrace of Balbus, and to the south end of Cardo V.

Herculaneum, September 2015.

Looking north to lower level and 2 arches at the east end of the boatsheds, below the Sacred Area.

On the right are the steps up to the terrace of Balbus, and to the south end of Cardo V.

 

Herculaneum, June 2012.  Looking north-west to lower level and arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right. Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

Herculaneum, June 2012.

Looking north-west to lower level and arches of the boatsheds below the Sacred Area, on left, and Terrace of Balbus, on right.

Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.

The full set of photographs for the boatshed can be a seen in a separate part see this link Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds

 

Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace  Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus   Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms  Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium    Suburban Baths Caldarium   Sacred Area Terrace   Shrine of Venus   Temple of four Gods   Terrace north-west corner    Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds