POMPEII

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Plan of the city of Pompeii in 79 CE. Temples and government buildings surrounded a forum; paved streets were lined with shops and houses; a protective wall with fortified gates surrounded the city.

Wall painting. Fourth (intricate) style. Ixion Room, House of Vetti, Pompeii, ca. 1st. century AD.

House of Vetti painting of Pasiphae and Daedalus in the triclinium.

Detail of bride arranging her hair, from the Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries, in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. Augustan period; 2nd style.

Detail of the domina, from the Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries, in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. Augustan period; 2nd style.

View of a terror stricken woman. From the Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries, in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. Augustan period; 2nd style.

Dionysos in the lap of Ariadne. From the Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries, in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. Augustan period; 2nd style.

Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii.View of Peristyle, with its free-standing columns enclosed by a wall erected during the final building period under the early empire. What was once a luxery villa was converted into a practical country farmhouse devoted to the production of wine and olive oil.

General view of the Great Frieze of the Dionysiac Mysteries, Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. Augustan period; 2nd style.

Detail of the head of Alexander from the Alexander Mosaic, depicting the Battle at Issus (vs. Darius). Ca. 90 BCE - 79 CE. Copy of the 4th century BCE Greek painting by Philoxenos of Eretria. Pompeii, House of the Faun (Now in Naples).

Alexander Mosaic depicting the Battle at Issus (vs. Darius). Ca. 90 BCE - 79 CE. Copy of the 4th century BCE Greek painting by Philoxenos of Eretria. Pompeii, House of the Faun (Now in Naples).

Pompeii. Isis.

Inscribed slab recording the rebuilding of the temple of Isis. Marble, 2.35m X 49.5cm. Naples Museum.

The temple of Isis at Pompeii. Engraving by Francesco Piranesi, 1788. London, British Museum. Pompeii.

Temple of Isis. view from Northwest.

Pompeii. Temple of Isis. Reconstructed drawing, from North.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. General view to N. showing paved street with pedestrian crossing blocks (in backgound, Mount Vessuvius).

Roman (Campania). Pompeii, construction detail. "Faux marble" column of brick covered with stucco.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Forum Baths. Interior of calidarium (hot bath) with marble labrum basin in aspidal end.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of Sallust. Interior, detail of "First Style" painted faux marble decoritive mural panals.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Lararium shrine in framing aedicule, with agathodemone serpent at alter below Genius of the Paterfamilias flanked by two lares.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Lararium shrine. Detail of Genius (spirit) of the Paterfamilias flanked by two lares.  

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Putti frieze, Fourth style mural painting from the Triclinium.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Fourth style mural painting sequence from the Oeci. Ca. 62-79 CE.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Fourth style mural painting sequence from the Oeci. Ca. 62-79 CE.  

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. House of the Vettii. Fourth style mural painting sequence from the Oeci. Ca. 62-79 CE.  

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Great Theatre. Interior view showing auditorium seating, orchestra, stage with skena, orig. ca. 2nd c. BCE.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Odeon (Small Theatre). Interior view showing auditorium seating, orchestra, stage with skena, orig. ca. 75 BCE.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Odeon (Small Theatre). Interior interior detail, Telemon (Atlantid) figure supporting balustrade by E. parados, orig. ca. 75 BCE.

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Amphitheatre (arena). Exterior, view from the W., showing stairways to upper level seating, orig. ca. 80 BCE.  

Roman (Campania). Pompeii. Amphitheatre (arena). Interior, view from the SW., orig. ca. 80 BCE.    

Roman (Campania). Plaster body cast of victim killed by toxic fumes during eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE.    

Reconstruction of the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii. View from the W., with exedra to the left.

Groundplan of the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii.

Pompeii. Street, Stabian Gate.

Pompeii. Street.