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NGH Pompeii. Porta Nola Tombs. Schola tomb with symbols of Dionysus, to east of ancient road to Nola.

 

La ‘tomba anonima’, che si trova di fronte alla tomba ad esedra di Aesquillia Polla, non è mai stata indagata stratigraficamente. Nel 2010, durante la campagna preliminare [per il progetto Porta Nola, 2015-2017], è stata condotta una prospezione geofisica al monumento che ha evidenziato una serie di anomalie di piccole dimensioni della dimensione di circa 20 x 20 cm, localizzate a circa un metro di profondità sotto l’attuale livello di calpestio al centro dello spicchio triangolare formato dai muri che delimitavano la tomba a schola anonima. Si può, pertanto, ipotizzare che possa trattarsi di urne cinerarie.

 

The 'anonymous tomb', located in front of the semi-circular exedra tomb of Aesquillia Polla, has never been investigated stratigraphically. In 2010, during the preliminary campaign [for the Porta Nola project, 2015-2017], a geophysical survey was conducted on the monument that highlighted a series of small abnormalities of size of approximately 20 x 20 cm, located at about one metre deep below the present level of foot traffic in the centre of the triangular wedge formed by walls that surrounded the anonymous schola tomb. It can, therefore, be assumed that they may be cinerary urns.

 

NGH Pompeii. 2010 Geophysical survey showing a number of small anomalies that may be cinerary urns.
Photo © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia.
See project on Soprintendenza web site

NGH Pompeii. 2010 Geophysical survey showing a number of small anomalies that may be cinerary urns.

Photo © Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia.

See project on Soprintendenza web site

 

Pompeii, Nola Gate. May 2011. Looking east from gate towards Schola tomb NGH.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

Pompeii, Nola Gate. May 2011. Looking east from gate towards Schola tomb NGH.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

Pompeii, Nola Gate. May 2006. Looking east from gate towards Exedra Tomb NGH.

Pompeii, Nola Gate. May 2006. Looking east from gate towards Schola tomb NGH.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb NGH in centre. Continuation of ancient Via di Nola into unexcavated area is on the left.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb NGH in centre.

Continuation of ancient Via di Nola into unexcavated area is on the left.

 

NGH Pompeii. 1910 photo of tomb.

NGH Pompeii. 1910 photo of tomb.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb with lion paw and altar.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb with lion paw and altar.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2011. Schola tomb north-west end with lion paw. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

NGH Pompeii. May 2011. Schola tomb north-west end with lion paw.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb north-west end with lion paw.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb north-west end with lion paw.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb lion paw.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb lion paw.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb with altar.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb with altar.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. West side of altar on Schola tomb.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. West side of altar on Schola tomb.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. South side of altar on Schola tomb.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. South side of altar on Schola tomb.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. South side of altar on Schola tomb.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. South side of altar on Schola tomb.

 

NGH Pompeii. 1910 photo of south side of altar on Schola tomb.
According to Spano, this is a mystical chest, made of rushes, cylindrical, wide, and supported by feet, of which three are visible. 
The head of a snake is lifting the cover. This side is framed by two great torches.
This symbolises that the buried person had been in initiated in life into the mysteries of Dionysus.
See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p. 395-6.

NGH Pompeii. 1910 photo of south side of altar on Schola tomb.

According to Spano, this is a mystical chest, made of rushes, cylindrical, wide, and supported by feet, of which three are visible.

The head of a snake is lifting the cover. This side is framed by two great torches.

This symbolises that the buried person had been in initiated in life into the mysteries of Dionysus.

See Notizie degli Scavi di Antichità, 1910, p. 395-6.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. North side of altar on Schola tomb.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. North side of altar on Schola tomb.

 

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb and north side of altar, from pathway above.

NGH Pompeii. May 2006. Schola tomb and north side of altar, from pathway above.

 

 

 

 

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