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Pompeii Street View. Piazza Anfiteatro. Entrance to Pompei Scavi.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Curve of Piazza leading to entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Curve of Piazza leading to entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Entrance to Pompei Scavi at north of Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Entrance to Pompei Scavi at north of Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Entrance to Pompei Scavi at north of Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Entrance to Pompei Scavi at north of Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. 1944. Entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. 1944. Entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. East building of entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. East building of entrance to Pompei Scavi. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June  2010. Entrance to Pompei Scavi. New entrance ramp leading north to Piazzale Anfiteatro and Amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

Entrance to Pompei Scavi. New entrance ramp leading north to Piazzale Anfiteatro and Amphitheatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro, Pompeii. 1964.  Looking north.  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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Piazza Anfiteatro, Pompeii. 1964.  Looking north.  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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Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. New entrance ramp. Looking south from Piazzale Anfiteatro to Pompei Scavi entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

New entrance ramp. Looking south from Piazzale Anfiteatro to Pompei Scavi entrance. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Looking south along the east side of the Palestra towards the entrance ramp. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

Looking south along the east side of the Palestra towards the entrance ramp. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre, display of plaster-casts. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre, display of plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre, display of plaster-casts. 
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. April 2019. Exhibition centre, display of plaster-casts. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. May 2018. General view of two more plaster-casts in the exhibition centre. 
Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee. 
On the left is the plaster-cast known as Victim No.9.
The cast on the right is a mystery, see other four photos below.

Piazza Anfiteatro. May 2018. General view of two more plaster-casts in the exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

On the left is the plaster-cast known as Victim No.9.

The cast on the right is a mystery, see other four photos below.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. Pompeii. April 2019. Mystery plaster-cast in exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. Pompeii. April 2019. Mystery plaster-cast in exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. Pompeii. May 2018. Mystery plaster-cast on display in exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.
According to Maiuri, one of the two plaster-casts taken in the excavation of the Palaestra (1933, and 1935-39) was the 
“the handsome body of a young man, one of those strong, agile young men from Campania, with athletic legs just made for running and for the last gasp of the race”.  The victim had been identified as an athlete, also because of the discovery near his body of bronze strigils, usually used by gymnasts”
See Guzzo, P. (ed), (2003). Tales from an eruption. Milano, Electa. (p.143, article by Tiziana Rocco.
(Our comment: With his beautiful muscled legs, we are wondering if this was the other plaster-cast taken in the Palaestra by Maiuri, and described as “a man still appearing to be running, even in death”.)

(Estelle Lazer's, (the expert on plaster-casts) answered:
This cast is a bit of a mystery.  I have spoken to several people about it and no one seems to know when it was cast or where it came from.
It was stored in the church in Pompeii and came back to the site when the cast restoration project started in 2015. 
We have x-rayed it extensively.  It has what appears to be a complete skeleton and appears to be intact. 
I will certainly let you know if I can manage to find out more about it.) 

According to Garcia y Garcia, with regards to plaster casts that were shown in the antiquarium prior to the 1943 bombing, they perhaps were either destroyed, or are now located elsewhere.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.194).

(Comment: we would love to find out what happened to the Maiuri plaster-cast, was it in the Antiquarium when it was bombed in 1943?, or had it already been sent to the Pompeii church for storage?, surely such a beautiful plaster-cast would have been displayed ? Please feel free to make a comment on this mystery.)

Piazza Anfiteatro. Pompeii. May 2018. Mystery plaster-cast on display in exhibition centre. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.

According to Maiuri, one of the two plaster-casts taken in the excavation of the Palaestra (1933, and 1935-39) was the

“the handsome body of a young man, one of those strong, agile young men from Campania, with athletic legs just made for running and for the last gasp of the race”.  The victim had been identified as an athlete, also because of the discovery near his body of bronze strigils, usually used by gymnasts”

See Guzzo, P. (ed), (2003). Tales from an eruption. Milano, Electa. (p.143, article by Tiziana Rocco.

(Our comment: With his beautiful muscled legs, we are wondering if this was the other plaster-cast taken in the Palaestra by Maiuri, and described as “a man still appearing to be running, even in death”.)

 

(Estelle Lazer, (an expert on plaster-casts) answered:

This cast is a bit of a mystery.  I have spoken to several people about it and no one seems to know when it was cast or where it came from.

It was stored in the church in Pompeii and came back to the site when the cast restoration project started in 2015.

We have x-rayed it extensively.  It has what appears to be a complete skeleton and appears to be intact.

I will certainly let you know if I can manage to find out more about it.) 

 

According to Garcia y Garcia, with regards to plaster casts that were shown in the antiquarium prior to the 1943 bombing, they perhaps were either destroyed, or are now located elsewhere.

See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, (p.194).

 

(Comment: we would love to find out what happened to the Maiuri plaster-cast, was it in the Antiquarium when it was bombed in 1943?, or had it already been sent to the Pompeii church for storage?, surely such a beautiful plaster-cast would have been displayed ? Please feel free to make a comment on this mystery.)

 

Plaster-casts on display in amphitheatre exhibition.  September 2015, 
The mystery cast is in the lower centre.

Plaster-casts on display in amphitheatre exhibition. September 2015. The mystery cast is in the lower centre.

 

Plaster-casts on display in amphitheatre exhibition. September 2015. The mystery cast.

Plaster-casts on display in amphitheatre exhibition. September 2015. The mystery cast.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro.June 2010. Sign on Piazza at entrance to new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

Sign on Piazza at entrance to new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. New exhibition building outside entrance. This mirrors the curve in the Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

New exhibition building outside entrance. This mirrors the curve in the Piazza. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Display of archive photographs. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Display of archive photographs. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Plaster cast of a young man found in the House of the Cryptoporticus. Exhibit from the Pompei e il Vesuvio exhibition. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Plaster cast of a young man found in the House of the Cryptoporticus.

Exhibit from the Pompei e il Vesuvio exhibition. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Exhibit of volcanic phenomenon. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Exhibit of volcanic phenomenon. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Archive photographs.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Archive photographs. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010. Inside new exhibition building. Archive photographs. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Piazza Anfiteatro. June 2010.

Inside new exhibition building. Archive photographs. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

 

 

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