Plan based on Viola, Gli Scavi di Pompei dal 1873 al 1878, in Ruggiero M, 1879. Pompei e la regione sotterrata nel Vesuvio nel anno LXXIX.
See also La Rocca, De Vos and De Vos, 1976. Guida Archeologica di Pompei. Mondadori Editore, p. 307-9.
Use the pompeiiinpictures plan of the Terme centrali or Central Baths to access the photographs.
Click on the entrance you want on the plan or click on a link below to reach the pictures.
IX.4.1 Corner shop. Linked to IX.4.22. IX.4.1
IX.4.2 Shop IX.4.2
IX.4.3 Shop IX.4.3
IX.4.4 Shop IX.4.4
IX.4.5 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Entrance from Via Stabia at IX.4.5
IX.4.6 Shop IX.4.6
IX.4.7 Shop IX.4.7
IX.4.8 Shop IX.4.8
IX.4.9 Shop IX.4.9
IX.4.10 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Secondary exit on south side by latrine at IX.4.10
IX.4.11 Entrance doorway, linked to IX.4.12 and 13. IX.4.11
IX.4.12 Entrance doorway, linked to IX.4.11 and 13. IX.4.12
IX.4.13 Entrance doorway, linked to IX.4.11 and 12. IX.4.13
IX.4.14 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Steps to upper floor at IX.4.14
IX.4.15 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Entrance to service area from Vicolo di Tesmo at IX.4.15
IX.4.16 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Entrance to rear open space from Vicolo di Tesmo at IX.4.16
IX.4.17 Shop or popina? IX.4.17
IX.4.18 Central Baths or Terme Centrali. Main entrance from Via di Nola at IX.4.18
IX.4.19 Shop IX.4.19
IX.4.20 Shop IX.4.20
IX.4.21 Shop IX.4.21
IX.4.22 Corner shop. Linked to IX.4.1 IX.4.22
The photographs for rooms a to s inside of the baths will be found on the pages for IX.4.18
a: Main entrance to baths from Via di Nola at IX.4.18
b: Small room possibly used as a ticket office
c: Small room possibly for deposit of valuables, looked after by a capsarius (clothes minder)
unnumbered: Staircase to an upper floor on east side of rooms b and c
e: Latrine at the side of exit IX.4.10
f: Changing room for palaestra
g: Changing room for palaestra
h: Long pool on east side of palaestra
i: Large room, surrounded by small rooms, vestibule or possibly apodyterium according to Mau
k: Small room, possibly specialist shop within baths
l: Small room, possibly specialist shop within baths
m: Small room, possibly specialist shop within baths
n: Small room, possibly specialist shop within baths
o: Small room, possibly specialist shop within baths
p: Apodyterium (according to La Rocca, De Vos and De Vos there was no frigidarium)
Frigidarium or cold bath (according to Mau)
q: Tepidarium or warm room
r: Laconicum or sweating room
s: Caldarium or hot bath
t: Rear court or baths service area with entrance from Vicolo di Tesmo at IX.4.15
u: Rear open space with entrance from Vicolo di Tesmo at IX.4.16
v: Steps to upper floor at IX.4.14
x: Secondary exit on south side at IX.4.10
y: Entrance through palaestra from Via Stabiana at IX.4.5
This plan is to help you accurately locate the properties and rooms shown in the photographs of this insula.
The room letters are those referred to on the pompeiiinpictures pages for the Terme Centrali or Central Baths.
They are based on those used by Viola with additions by us (t to y) for clarity.
Please be aware that the plan may differ from other plans or records both published and unpublished.