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Pompeii Street View. Via dell’Abbondanza, west of Via Stabiana.

 

Part:    1         2        3        4        5       East of Via Stabiana

 

The photographs in the west pages start from the junction with the Forum and continue east as far as Via Stabiana.

The photos for the Via dell’Abbondanza east of Via Stabiana, continuing to the Porta Sarno, are in the separate east pages.

The east pages also include the unnamed vicoli on the north side which are blocked or unexcavated and so cannot be photographed.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno.

The street used to be crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops, cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza era il decumanus maximus, la via principale che attraversava la cittŕ in direzione est-ovest, dal Foro a Porta Sarno.

Particolarmente animata e rumorosa, su di essa si affacciavano botteghe, officina e termopoli (locali in cui si servivano vivande).

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking west across the Forum from the end of Via dell’Abbondanza.

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking west across the Forum from the end of Via dell’Abbondanza.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, north side.  West end at its junction with the Forum.

Via dell’Abbondanza, north side. May 2010. West end at its junction with the Forum.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, south side. May 2010. West end at its junction with the Forum.

Via dell’Abbondanza, south side. May 2010. West end at its junction with the Forum.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza. September 2017. Looking east from the Forum, between VII.9 and VIII.3. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Via dell’Abbondanza. September 2017. Looking east from the Forum, between VII.9 and VIII.3. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza between VII.9 and VIII.3. Looking east from the Forum. March 2009.

Via dell’Abbondanza. March 2009. Looking east from the Forum, between VII.9 and VIII.3.

 

Via dell’ Abbondanza, 4th December 1971. Looking east from junction with Forum. 
VII.9 is on the left, VIII.3 is on the right. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr. George Fay’s slides collection.

Via dell’ Abbondanza, 4th December 1971. Looking east from junction with Forum.

VII.9 is on the left, VIII.3 is on the right. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer, from Dr George Fay’s slides collection.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1966. Looking east from Forum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1966. Looking east from Forum. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1961. Looking east from junction with the Forum, which was blocked to traffic.
Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1961.

Looking east from junction with the Forum, which was blocked to traffic. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza. 1945. Looking east from the Forum, between VII.9 and VIII.3. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’Abbondanza. 1945. Looking east from the Forum, between VII.9 and VIII.3. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza. South side. Looking east towards VIII.3.1.  December 2006.

Via dell’Abbondanza, south side. December 2006. Looking east towards VIII.3.1. 

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Road surface between VII.9 and VIII.3.

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Road surface between VII.9 and VIII.3.

In the upper right of this photo, the three steps in the pavement outside VIII.3.2 can be seen.

According to Gell –

“At a spot in this street, on the side opposite to the Chalcidicum, may be observed three steps in the footpath, at the bottom of which, close to the wall of a house, a marble cone, ending in a sharp point, rises from the pavement to the height of about twelve inches. The house or pier adjoining is built with large and well-united blocks of stone, on one of which are the evident vestiges of a now almost illegible Oscan inscription in two lines, plastered and painted over with a sacrifice and an altar of Victory. As it seems not improbable that the ancient languages of Italy will hereafter be better understood than at present, it may be useful to give the letters as they appear, or did appear, having been carefully copied at many different periods.”

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, 1814 and 1825, drawing by Gell of Oscan inscription, seen outside VIII.3.2.

Via dell’Abbondanza, 1814 and 1825, drawing by Gell of Oscan inscription, seen outside VIII.3.2.

 

VIII.3.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Gell of three steps outside VIII.3.2, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza.
“This pier exhibits the marks of having been worn by frequent attrition at the height of about three feet from the pavement, but how used, or for what purpose
The cone was intended, is yet an enigma.”
See Gell, W, 1832. Pompeiana: Vol 1. London: Jennings and Chaplin, (p.3 and 4)

VIII.3.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Gell of three steps outside VIII.3.2, on south side of Via dell’Abbondanza.

“This pier exhibits the marks of having been worn by frequent attrition at the height of about three feet from the pavement, but how used, or for what purpose

The cone was intended, is yet an enigma.”

See Gell, W, 1832. Pompeiana: Vol 1. London: Jennings and Chaplin, (p.3 and 4)

 

VIII.3.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Gell of same inscription in Via dei Mercanti (Via dell’Abbondanza), March 1827.
See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830. 
See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

VIII.3.2 Pompeii. Drawing by Gell of same inscription in Via dei Mercanti (Via dell’Abbondanza), March 1827 (or 1828).

See Gell, W. Sketchbook of Pompeii, c.1830.

See book from Van Der Poel Campanian Collection on Getty website http://hdl.handle.net/10020/2002m16b425

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, between 1819 and 1832. Description by Gell of shop entrances.
See Gell, W. Pompeii unpublished [Dessins de l'édition de 1832 donnant le résultat des fouilles post 1819 (?)] vol II, pl. 9.
Bibliothčque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, Identifiant numérique Num MS180 (2).
See book in INHA Use Etalab Licence Ouverte
According to Gell –
“The doors of several shops were found in this street (Via dell’Abbondanza/Via dei Mercanti) to have left perfect impressions on the hard volcanic deposition, by which it is evident that the planks were united by laying the edge of one over the next in succession, as they appear in a modern boat.”
See Gell, W, 1832. Pompeiana: Vol 1. London: Jennings and Chaplin, p. 6.

Via dell’Abbondanza, between 1819 and 1832. Description by Gell of shop entrances.

See Gell, W. Pompeii unpublished [Dessins de l'édition de 1832 donnant le résultat des fouilles post 1819 (?)] vol II, pl. 9.

Bibliothčque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, Identifiant numérique Num MS180 (2).

See book in INHA Use Etalab Licence Ouverte

According to Gell –

“The doors of several shops were found in this street (Via dell’Abbondanza/Via dei Mercanti) to have left perfect impressions on the hard volcanic deposition, by which it is evident that the planks were united by laying the edge of one over the next in succession, as they appear in a modern boat.”

See Gell, W, 1832. Pompeiana: Vol 1. London: Jennings and Chaplin, p. 6.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, September 2019. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3. Photo curtesy of Klaus Heese.

Via dell’Abbondanza, north side. September 2019. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, September 2017. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3, from VIII.3.2. 
Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

Via dell’Abbondanza, September 2017.

Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3, from VIII.3.2. Photo courtesy of Klaus Heese.

 

Via dell’ Abbondanza between VII.9 and VIII.3. Looking east from VIII.3.6. September 2004.

Via dell’ Abbondanza. September 2004. Looking east between VII.9 and VIII.3, from near VIII.3.6.

 

Via dell’ Abbondanza. 4th October 1937. Looking east from near VIII.3.2. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’ Abbondanza. 4th October 1937.

Looking east from near VIII.3.2. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’ Abbondanza. Looking east from near VIII.3.7, on right, and VII.9.1 Eumachia’s Building, on left.  NB. Notice the pavement flooring, on the right.
Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im 017. Resource ID. 44343.

Via dell’ Abbondanza. Looking east from near VIII.3.7, on right, and VII.9.1 Eumachia’s Building, on left.

NB. Notice the pavement flooring, on the right.

Photo by permission of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. File name instarchbx208im 017. Resource ID. 44343.

See photo on University of Oxford HEIR database

 

Via dell’ Abbondanza. Pompeii. 1961. Looking north-west to the Forum. 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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Via dell’ Abbondanza. Pompeii. 1961.

Looking north-west to the Forum. 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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Via dell’Abbondanza. May 2010. Looking west from VIII.3.2

Via dell’Abbondanza. May 2010. Looking west from VIII.3.2

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, north side, May 2010. Looking north-west towards VII.9.

Via dell’Abbondanza, north side, May 2010. Looking north-west towards VII.9.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking west between VIII.3 and VII.9.

Via dell’Abbondanza, May 2010. Looking west between VIII.3 and VII.9.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza between VIII.3 and VII.9. Looking west towards the Forum, from near junction with Vicolo di Eumachia. September 2004.

Via dell’Abbondanza. September 2004. Looking west towards the Forum between VIII.3 and VII.9.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. June 1962. Looking west towards the Forum from between VIII.3 and VII.9. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. June 1962.

Looking west towards the Forum from between VIII.3 and VII.9. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1966. Looking west towards Forum from near VIII.5.1. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. November 1966. Looking west towards Forum from near VIII.5.1. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. 1957. Looking west along north side, towards fountain outside VII.9.67/68.  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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Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii. 1957. Looking west along north side, towards fountain outside VII.9.67/68. 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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