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Pompeii. What is new on pompeiiinpictures?

This page shows the additions and updates to pompeiiinpictures where new photographs of Pompeii and other new material have been added to the site. The locations with new pictures are listed month by month and in each month by regio, insula and house number and house name where there is one. Each new entry has a link to take you directly to the page for that villa, house, shop, tomb, baths, temple, gate, tower, altar, fountain or other location.

Where a large number of photographs have been added, the old photographs may have been rearranged or merged with the new so that rooms are placed together.  On the larger houses the rooms have been numbered and a room plan added.

Some changes may only be to the descriptive text, improving its clarity or adding more information.

January 2019

Mobile Friendly

pompeiiinpictures is now mobile friendly.

All our pages (except the 3 maps pages at present where we have technical difficulties) will automatically resize to provide a better fit on mobile phones, tablets as well as the large computer screen.

The optimum phone screen width is 320px so iPhone 5 and above are useable.

The type and the photos will both resize for the text to be more readable and the photos to fit on the screen without parts going off the edges.

This does mean that tall (portrait) photos get to be bigger than wide (landscape) photos unless you turn your phone through 90 degrees making the wider photos bigger.

You can always turn your mobile screen sideways to get larger type also if your phone is set up for this.

Plans

The plans can downsize but if they have pressable/clickable links then these links cannot. Pressing or clicking on one of these plans either will not work or produces the wrong result unless you have a larger screen resolution (typically above 853px). The biggest is the streets plan (1340px) which has to be that big so that the street names can be read on the plan.

Under the plans are always a full set of individual links you can press instead.

Some plans we have been able to make smaller so they fit the smallest screen size (320px) and still remain pressable or clickable but not all can be made to do this because of the amount of detail on them.

Larger photos

Most photos have now been made larger and this is ongoing, with regions V, VI and the Tombs still to do.

18th 19th century drawings and watercolours.

We have also added around 1500 old 18th and 19th century drawings and watercolours that show features and paintings now lost or faded.

These are now located back in their original houses and rooms.

 

August 2018

Menus

We have redesigned the menu system on all pages.

The menus are now only at the top of the page and occupy less space.

  The Pompeii button will give you a link to each regio and all the pages related to Pompeii

  The Other button will give you access to all the villas in the areas surrounding Pompeii such as Boscoreale, Boscotrecase, Stabiae, Oplontis, Scafati etc

  The Find button will give you access to the search page, the index of names used on pompeiiinpictures, the explanation of Roman naming, and the glossary of terms.

  The Help button will get you to the Help page, to an explanation of Pompeii house numbering and our Contact Us page.

Clicking on a button will bring down the menu, which will stay down until either you click on an item in that menu or click on another menu or click back on the top of the menu to close it.

The new menus are more mobile and tablet friendly.

  They no longer take up a chunk of the left side of the screen or wrap round at the top of the screen, leaving those areas free to show more of the photos and text.

  On plan pages the links are to the left and narrative to the right

  Very occasionally only you may want to turn your phone 90 degrees to get a better fit.

  On the plans pages the original plan is still large but the links below it are arranged to fit on a mobile screen without needing to be enlarged, reduced vor wrap round.

The back, up, down and home button group is no more sadly, as the feature is no longer available in the software we use.

Don't forget that you can use the browser back button to get back to the previous page or plan without using the menus.

Our old menu software has been discontinued and as a result the old menus no longer worked properly on mobile and tablet devices.

In some browsers the old menu may come up the first time you use some pages and this can be cleared by refreshing the page using the browser refresh or reload page button that usually looks like a three-quarter circle with an arrow on one end.

 

New in Pompeii

Our thanks to Buzz Ferebee for the many photos he took on his May trip this year. 

This has greatly improved our coverage in areas such as the

VII.7.5 House of Tryptolemus,

VII.7.10 House of Romulus and Remus,

VII.15.2 Casa del Marinaio

VIII.2.1 Casa di Championnet I

VIII.2.3 Casa di Championnet II

VIII.2.14 Courtyard of the Moray Eels

VIII.1 and the other houses of VIII.2 and many more areas.

All these new pages have the larger photos.

 

We have added new pages for Casts, Skeletons, the Pompeii city walls and for Vesuvius and all are available from the new menus.

Plaster casts and Skeletons

Casts                        Calchi

Skeletons                  Scheletri

The casts will include the bodies, doors, shutters, animals, trees and plants etc.

 

Walls

Pompeii City Walls      Mura della Citta

 

Vesuvius

History and eruptions  Storia ed eruzioni

Vesuvius Transport     Trasporto del Vesuvio

On Vesuvius              Sul Vesuvio

Views of Vesuvius       Viste del Vesuvio

 

New in surrounding areas

A number of new surrounding villas have been added also.

Boscoreale
Villa M. Livius Marcellus Villa M. Livius Marcellus
Villa nel Fondo Antonio Prisco Villa nel Fondo Antonio Prisco

 

Boscotrecase
Villa on fondo Bergamasco at Casavitelli Contrada Casavitelli, Fondo Bergamasco
Villa in fondo Luigi Paduano, Casa Vitelli, localita Pescioni [post 79AD] Contrada Casavitelli, Localita Pescioni, proprieta L. Paduano
Via Cantinelle, supposed Roman hotel in proprieta Matrone Via Cantinelle, proprieta Matrone
Forno romano, Via Cinquevie, proprieta Panariello Via Cinquevie, proprieta Panariello
Villa rustica a Casavitelli, proprieta De Martino Casavitelli, proprieta De Martino

 

Scafati
Villa of Domitius Auctus Villa rustica detta di Domitius Auctus
Villa rustica in fondo Aquino Villa rustica in Fondo Tommaso Aquino
Villa rustica in Fondo de Prisco, contrada Crapolla  Villa rustica in Fondo de Prisco, contrada Crapolla

 

There are many more pages that have been updated.

The NEW page has now been discontinued to allow us to focus more time on other aspects.

What's new will be highlighted here in future.

 

Photo sizes

We have also increased the size of the photographs on many pages and this will happen progressively month by month for every page.

I.1, I.2, I.3, VII.7, VII.15, VIII.1, VIII.2, Arches, Towers and some villas photo sizes have been increased this month.

 

May 2018.

HerculaneuminPictures

Jackie and Bob are pleased to announce the first update to HerculaneuminPictures, the companion site to our PompeiiinPictures offering.

We have been overwhelmed with the reception that HerculaneuminPictures has been given by all of you and are pleased you have found it useful.

Thanks to everyone who has sent us photos.

We would particularly like to thank Nicolas Monteix for his many photographs and help that have considerably widened our coverage of Herculaneum.

We would also like to thank Sera Baker for her many pictures that have also helped us expand coverage, particularly her underground photos of the Theatre, where access is impossible to come by these days.

Our thanks to the Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, for allowing us to use their photos of the Herculaneum Women taken by Ingrid Geske. The Herculaneum Women were the first significant finds at ancient Herculaneum in 1711. They are among the best preserved of all the sculptures found there, virtually intact. They probably once decorated the Theatre stage's impressive double-tiered façade but were removed by Prince D'Elboeuf and presented as a gift to Prince Eugene of Savoy in Vienna soon after. You can see these on the Theatre page.

The Augusteum, the Basilica Noniana and the Theatre have had major makeovers as have many other pages. The theatre page now has a high resolution copy of the original 1739 Theatre plan by Alcubierre along with its full Spiega (Key or legend) in Italian which was published later.

We have added new categories for Baths and Streets.

The Augusteum, Basilica Noniana and the Casa dei rilievi dionisiaci now have links on the left of every page.

There is a link to PompeiiinPictures which you can access from the left hand menu on every page.

All this builds on our original photos and those of Michael Binns, Peter Woods and Buzz Ferebee that enabled us to build the site.

We would also like to thank Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill for allowing us to use material from his book Herculaneum Past and Future. (Wallace-Hadrill, A. 2011. Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln.)

So many houses in Herculaneum are closed and under restoration which means that our coverage is still limited in places.

We look forward to expanding the coverage wherever the Parco Archeologico Ercolano allows access and whenever you can send us photos that fill gaps, add artefacts or enable comparisons over time to be made.

Our Pompeii sites www.pompeiiinpictures.com and www.pompeiiinpictures.org continue to be available separately but the Herculaneum and Pompeii web sites are now linked so you can move between them, whenever you wish.

March 2018

Herculaneum in Pictures

Jackie and Bob are pleased to announce the launch of HerculaneuminPictures as a companion site to our PompeiiinPictures offering.

We would like to thank Michael Binns and Buzz Ferebee for their many photographs that have helped fill the gaps we had with our own.

We would also like to thank Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill for allowing us to use material from his book Herculaneum Past and Future

(Wallace-Hadrill, A. 2011. Herculaneum, Past and Future. London, Frances Lincoln.)

So many houses in Herculaneum are closed and under restoration which means that our coverage is limited in places.

This is our first offering and we look forward to expanding the coverage wherever the Parco Archeologico Ercolano allows access.

Our Pompeii sites will continue to be available separately but the Herculaneum and Pompeii web sites will be linked so you can move between them, whenever you wish.

Links to the new site are in the expanded Herculaneum section below or you can go directly to www.herculaneum.uk

July 2017

Thanks to Buzz Ferebee for his many photos that allow us to highlight the great improvements made at Pompeii as a result of the Grande Progetto Pompei.

Our favourite is the small but amazing transformation of the Storage site of A. Vettius Caprasius Felix from a shapeless "bomb site" to a living house layout .

Compare our May 2005 photos of A. Vettius Caprasius Felix with those by Buzz from May 2017 to see the dramatic difference.

    IX.3.21      IX.3.22

We are still working on the photos Buzz sent us and have this month updated the houses below.

  Casa del Criptoportico   I.6.2 p1

  Casa dell'Efebo   I.7.11     I.7.12     I.7.19

  Casa di D. Octavius Quartio detta anche di Loreio Tiburtino   II.2.2

  Praedia di Giulia Felice (Julia Felix)   II.4.6

  The progress of work on the Schola Armaturarum Iuventutis Pompeianae   III.3.6

  House   V.4.9

  Domus of M Fabius Secundus and Optata or Casa delle origine di Roma   V.4.13

  Casa dei Vettii or House of the Vettii    VI.15.1 entrance

  Casa di Sirico or House of Siricus   VII.1.25     VII.1.46     VII.1.47

More houses will follow in our next update.

In all 240 pages have been updated, including photos from Michael Binns, Rick Bauer, Dr. Paul J. Turner and others.

 

January 2017

The Villa Rustica detta di Domitius Auctus, Contrada Spinelli, Fondo Acanfora has been added to the Scafati section on the home page, .

See Scafati Villa di Domitius Auctus

The Temple of Isis has had a major revision with a new plan and all the frescoes from the museums identified , inventory numbers added and put in their locations in the temple. VIII.7.28

A plan of Herculaneum dated 7th July 1743 by Bardet has been added to the Herculaneum maps page. Herculaneum Maps

There are more new and old pictures from Buzz Ferebee and Rick Bauer.

We have also managed to find locations for some of the remaining Jashemski photos that have so far escaped identification by us. Our thanks to Clopper Almon for his help with this.

We have started the process of expanding the names index beyond just being Pompeii houses and it now includes some tombs and the villas (those for which we have pages) in the surrounding area. This work will be ongoing.

A large number of pages have been updated.

 

November 2016.

We have added over 400 photographs of first style decorations, commissioned by Anne Laidlaw between 1960 and 1980, and now in the American Academy in Rome Laidlaw Collection.

Our thanks to Anne Laidlaw for allowing us to use the photographs.

Our thanks to the American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive for making these available for personal, educational and scholarly, non-commercial purposes.

See A. A. R. Laidlaw Collection

See A. A. R. Usage and Copyright

New photos from Buzz Ferebee show the many improvements made recently and more old photos from Rick Bauer that show things as they were.

In all 370 pages have been updated.

 

September 2016.

We have added  over 500 new photographs taken by Tatiana Warscher in 1937-1939, now in the American Academy in Rome Warsher Collection.

Our thanks to the American Academy in Rome, Photographic Archive for making these available for personal, educational and scholarly, non-commercial purposes.

See A. A. R. Warsher Collection

See A. A. R. Usage and Copyright

There are also many new photos from Buzz Ferebee that show the many improvements made recently.

There are also many more old photos from Rick Bauer.

These three sources together add to the comparisons that can be made to show Pompeii over time, as it was, recording features that are now lost and the improvements that have been made.

In all 470 pages have been updated.

 

July 2016.

There are now three new villas in Gragnano added.

Gragnano

Villa Carmiano, Villa A                                 Villa rustica in Località Carmiano, Villa A

Villa Carmiano, Villa B                                 Villa rustica in Località Carmiano, Villa B

Villa detto Carmiano in Masseria Buonodono   Villa detto Carmiano in Masseria Buonodono

Our thanks to Margaret Hicks and Donna Dollings for their contributions. 

Also included are the relevant Jashemski archive photographs.

These new villas have also been added to our comprehensive list and location plan of all 103 villas in Pompeii and in the area between Vesuvius and Stabia at Villa locations. Most of these villas were reburied after excavation and are not able to be visited and for these we do not have any photographs. 

Tombs

We have made a major revision of the Fondo Azzolini necropolis, incorporating the detail dispersed within the NdS excavation reports into each grave. All the Samnite graves and the Roman burials are individually identified with all the detail added where available.

Fondo Azzolini Necropolis

We have also added the recently discovered necropolis at Porta Sarno.

Necropolis at Porta Sarno

Other changes

Our front page has also been revised to show separately the site content for Gragnano from that for Pompeii, Boscoreale, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Scafati and Stabiae.

A map the Bay of Naples and Eastern Campania, dated 1514 AD, which shows locations for Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, has been added to the Bay of Naples maps page. Maps

A large number of pages have been updated.


 

November 2015.

There are now four new villas added and Villa San Marco has had a major revision and expansion.

Oplontis Villa di Poppea                          Villa Poppea

Oplontis Villa of Lucius Crassius Tertius    Lucius Crassius Tertius

Stabiae Villa Arianna                              Villa Arianna

Stabiae Secondo Complesso                    Secondo Complesso

Stabiae Villa San Marco                          San Marco

Our thanks to Massimo Gravili, Buzz Ferebee and Michael Binns for their contributions.

Also included are the relevant Jashemski archive photographs.

This front page has also been revised to show separately the site content for Pompeii, Boscoreale, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Scafati and Stabiae for which we have photographs.

 

You can also see our comprehensive list and location plan of all 103 villas in Pompeii and in the area between Vesuvius and Stabia at Villa locations. Most of these villas were reburied after excavation and are not able to be visited and for these we do not have any photographs. 

 

A large number of other pages have been updated.

 

October 2015.

A major new addition is the Oplontis Villa di Poppea or Villa of Poppea or Villa Poppaea or Oplontis Villa A.

See Villa romana di Poppea in Oplonti

All 99 rooms in the villa are covered (apart from a couple of inaccessible ones) and a full interactive plan is included.

In all there are around 1930+ photographs, including many photos from the Jashemski archive, and they are on 29 web pages.

We have set out the pages of this villa so that you can first go through and see the photographs of the 99 rooms in number sequence.

After this are the Jashemski excavation photographs arranged by year so that you can see the villa as it emerges from the lapilli over the years, and also follow the excavation and casting techniques used.

To make them easier to use we have created fewer pages, with more photos per page, so they may take a little longer to load.

We are sure you will find the content is well worth the wait.

There are also links to the Oplontis Project www.oplontisproject.org documentation and the the Soprintendenza guide book and tourist plan.

Our thanks to Buzz Ferebee and Michael Binns for their contributions.

It is a comprehensive coverage of the villa but there is no substitute for a visit if you can make one, so we have also included some directions.

Soprintendenza: Oplontis Guida/guide/guia/Leitfaden:

Italiano  English   Espanol  Français  Deutsch

 

September 2015

We are now back in the UK after some years in Australia.

Additions

The Mithraeum at Santa Maria Capua Vetere  has been added to the temples page. Mithraeum

The Samnite tombs at the Herculaneum Gate have been added.

      Two Tombe a cappucina HGE44, excavated in 1961.

      Two stone lined tombs, one with grave goods, HGE45, excavated in 1979 by Stefano de Caro.

A total of 1430 houses/premises have been updated.

 

Soprintendenza: Guida, guide, guia, Leitfaden:

Piccola guida agli scavi di Pompei   Italiano

Piccola guida agli scavi di Ercolano Italiano  

Brief Guide to Pompeii                  English

Brief Guide to Herculaneum          English 

Pequeña guía de Pompeya            Espanol 

Pequeña guía de Herculano          Espanol 

Petit guide de Pompéi                  Francais 

Petit guide d'Herculanum             Francais 

Kurzer Leitfaden zur Besichtigung von Pompeji          Deutsch

Kurzer Leitfaden zur Besichtigung von Herkulaneum  Deutsch

 

The Jashemski photographs are now all on pompeiiinpictures

We have added 11,500 photographs taken by Stanley A. Jashemski and colleagues of Wilhelmina from 1955 to 1984.

They provide a remarkable basis for comparison of now and 50+ years ago, with some houses in their freshly excavated state and some in their reconstructed, stabilised state.

They also show the pioneering methods used by Wilhelmina and colleagues to take casts of plant remains and to identify garden and vineyard layouts that existed before the eruption of 79AD.

If you wish to see how she developed and used the technique look at

I.11.10     I.14.2    I.15.3     I.20.5     I.21.3    I.21.6    I.22.3    II.5.5    II.8.6     III.7.7     IX.9.6    IX.13.3 and Villa Regina Boscoreale.

The last parts of each of these show the excavation process step by step.

These are from the Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page).

Our thanks to Clopper Almon for thinking of our site and making this possible, and for saying that Wilhelmina would be so pleased that Stanley's photos are now available to so many people across the world.

 

Lots of other photos have been added also.

We have also added 900 photographs of houses, shops and workshops courtesy of Nicolas Monteix.

There are 800 photos of houses and the Villa San Marco, Stabiae from Buzz Ferebee.

While we lived in Australia, and were unable to visit Pompeii, we were kept supplied with photographs by many enthusiasts, including Nicolas Monteix, Buzz Ferebee, Michael Binns, Rick Bauer, Drew Baker and many others. Our thanks to all.
 

 

 

 

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Le immagini fotografiche a bassa risoluzione pubblicate su questo web site sono copyright © di Jackie e Bob Dunn E NON POSSONO ESSERE UTILIZZATE, IN ALCUNA CIRCOSTANZA, PER GUADAGNO O RICOMPENSA COMMERCIALMENTE. Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Parco Archeologico di Pompei. Si comunica che nessun riproduzione o duplicazione può considerarsi legittimo senza l'autorizzazione scritta del Parco Archeologico di Pompei.

Ultimo aggiornamento - Last updated: 17-Mar-2019 14:25