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VII.7.10 Pompeii. Domus di Romolo e Remo or House of Romulus & Remus or House of Fabius H….

Linked to VII.7.13. Excavated 1859 and 1864.

Bombed in 1943. Severely damaged and many paintings were lost.

Structural restoration 1950. Restored 2014.

 

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VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking towards west side of entrance corridor.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Entrance doorway, looking towards west side of entrance corridor.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking north.
According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was hit extremely hard by the bombing on the night of 24th August 1943. It caused the partial demolition of the atrium and its room on the east, as well as the room to the west of the tablinum comprising part of the western perimeter wall.
Also destroyed were two big pilasters on the east side of the peristyle, three rooms on the north-east side of this, and part of the northern perimeter wall. A second bomb hit the area near the rear exit at VII.7.13 during the night of 13th September 1943. Due to these repeated assaults, nearly all the paintings of the IVth style fell and perished. In an oecus, the painting described as the birth of Rome showing the wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus was lost. This painting gave the name to the house. 
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.115-116).

VII.7.10 Pompeii. December 2005. Entrance doorway, looking north.

According to Garcia y Garcia, this house was hit extremely hard by the bombing on the night of 24th August 1943.

It caused the partial demolition of the atrium and its room on the east, as well as the room to the west of the tablinum comprising part of the western perimeter wall.

Also destroyed were two big pilasters on the east side of the peristyle, three rooms on the north-east side of this, and part of the northern perimeter wall.

A second bomb hit the area near the rear exit at VII.7.13 during the night of 13th September 1943.

Due to these repeated assaults, nearly all the paintings of the fourth style fell and perished.

In an oecus, the painting described as the birth of Rome showing the wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus was lost. This painting gave the name to the house.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.115-116).

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Marble step of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Marble step of entrance doorway. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo. Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo. On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus (VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. 1944, detail taken from USAAF aerial photo.

Looking north-west across the Basilica and Via Marina, lower left in photo.

On the north side of the Via Marina, in the upper part of the photo, the house of House of Romulus and Remus (VII.7.10), and House of Tryptolemus

(VII.7.5 and VII.7.2) can be seen on the west side of the Temple of Apollo, which is on the right.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking north from entrance doorway.  Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. November 2016. Looking north from entrance doorway.

Photo courtesy of Marie Schulze.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south towards entrance corridor and doorway, from atrium.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south towards entrance corridor and doorway, from atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. West side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. West side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking towards east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking towards east side of entrance corridor. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Looking north across atrium towards the recess for the impluvium, having been found without any slabs of decoration.
A short distance away the terracotta puteal for the cistern mouth was found. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking north across atrium towards the recess for the impluvium, having been found without any slabs of decoration.

A short distance away, the terracotta puteal for the cistern mouth was found. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Site of impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Site of impluvium in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Terracotta puteal for covering cistern-mouth. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Terracotta puteal for covering cistern-mouth. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Terracotta pot/puteal in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Terracotta pot/puteal in atrium. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.
According to Boyce, against the west wall of the tablinum, near the entrance from the atrium, stood a high masonry base upon which may have rested the lararium.
See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.68, no.297)

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.

According to Boyce, against the west wall of the tablinum, near the entrance from the atrium, stood a high masonry base upon which may have rested the lararium.

See Boyce G. K., 1937. Corpus of the Lararia of Pompeii. Rome: MAAR 14. (p.68, no.297)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii.  Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.
Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Looking north across atrium, from entrance fauces.

Photographed 1970-79 by Günther Einhorn, picture courtesy of his son Ralf Einhorn.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance fauces. According to Della Corte, near the oecus on the east side of the tablinum, skeletons of two men, a boy and two dogs were found. One of the adult skeletons had a gold ring on a finger on his left hand, and another of bronze with the wording FA-H. He also had a lot of money on him. Della Corte without hesitation interpreted his name as Fa(bius) H…….
See Della Corte, M., 1965.  Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.218, S.43 = C.X.8058)

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2004. Looking north-east across atrium, from entrance fauces.

According to Della Corte, near the oecus (n) on the east side of the tablinum, skeletons of two men, a boy and two dogs were found.

One of the adult skeletons had a gold ring on a finger on his left hand, and another of bronze with the wording FA-H. He also had a lot of money on him.

Della Corte without hesitation interpreted his name as Fa(bius) H…….

See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.218, S.43 = C.X.8058)

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Looking north-east across atrium towards east ala, upper centre left, and doorway to cubiculum f, upper right.
The stone slab on the floor between the two doorways would have been for the family “strong-box”. 
The remains of the wooden strong-box were found here, covered by iron and decorated with bronze in relief.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

Looking north-east across atrium towards east ala, upper centre left, and doorway to cubiculum f, upper right.

The stone slab on the floor between the two doorways would have been for the family “strong-box”.

The remains of the wooden strong-box were found here, covered with iron and decorated with bronze in relief.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Atrium, north-east corner, remains of columns and a square capital which may have been decoration from the upper floor. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

Atrium, north-east corner, remains of columns and a square capital which may have been decoration from the upper floor.

To the left of the column, the cocciopesto flooring dotted with large white tesserae is still preserved.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north-east from entrance doorway across atrium.
On the left is the east side of the tablinum (k), and the doorway to oecus (n) on east side of tablinum, on right..

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north-east from entrance doorway across atrium.

On the left is the east side of the tablinum (k), and the doorway to oecus (n) on east side of tablinum, on right.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along east wall of tablinum (k) into atrium. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking south along east wall of tablinum (k) into atrium.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015. Looking north from entrance doorway towards corridor to rear peristyle garden, on left, and tablinum, on right.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. September 2015.

Looking north from entrance doorway towards corridor to rear peristyle garden (L), on left, and west side of tablinum (k), on right.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Bronze stool found in house. 
Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 109506.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. Bronze stool found in house.

Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 109506.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.  Room (c ) on west side of atrium, looking west. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.  Room (c ) on west side of atrium, looking west. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking through doorway to room (d) on west side of atrium.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking through doorway to room (d) on west side of atrium.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Room (d), pot. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Room (d), pot. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking through doorway from atrium into cubiculum (e ).
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east through doorway from atrium into cubiculum (e ).

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-east into cubiculum f, from doorway in atrium on east side. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-east into cubiculum f, from doorway in atrium on east side.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Cubiculum f, upper north wall with remains of white painted decoration, perhaps with slight traces of painted panels or architecture.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

Cubiculum f, upper north wall with remains of white painted decoration, perhaps with slight traces of painted panels or architecture.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. South wall of ala (g) on east side of atrium, with stone block for holding strong-box, lower right.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

South wall of ala (g) on east side of atrium, with stone block for holding strong-box, lower right.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. 
Room, (n), oecus on east side of tablinum, looking towards south-east corner, and doorway to atrium in south wall.
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.

Room, (n), oecus on east side of tablinum, looking towards south-east corner, and doorway to atrium in south wall.

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Room (n), an oecus, looking towards doorway to atrium and west wall. 

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to PPM, “in this room, to the left of where you enter, therefore probably on the west wall, the painting of Romulus and Remus with the wolf was found, but already very badly preserved when it was found in 1864.”

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east from south portico through open doorway to room (o).
In the south wall would have been a doorway to room (n), the oecus, on the right of the photo. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking east from south portico through open doorway to room (n).  

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking from south portico, at rear of tablinum, towards rear entrance at VII.7.13, on right. 
The doorway to the kitchen area is on the left. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking from south portico, at rear of tablinum, towards rear entrance at VII.7.13, on right.

The doorway to the kitchen area is on the left. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Room (o), looking east from peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Room (o), looking east from peristyle. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-east towards room (r) on east side of peristyle, and room (o), on right 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018. Looking north-east towards room (r) on east side of peristyle, and room (o), on right

Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.copied. Room (r ), looking towards doorway to peristyle and north-west corner.
Embedded in the west wall is a fluted tufa column. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

VII.7.10 Pompeii. May 2018.copied. Room (r ), looking towards doorway to peristyle and north-west corner.

Embedded in the west wall is a fluted tufa column. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

 

 

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