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V 1,7 Casa del Torello, Room h
Thomas Staub Page updated: 2017-02-18
DESCRIPTION
Corridor h1 ended in room h, which served as distributor to the surrounding rooms, corridor h2, leading towards the baths, culina l, room i and roomk and room g. Thus most of the walls are taken up by dooropenings whose frames are mainly built of “tuffelli” or small blocks of other stones. The remaining parts, where visible seems to be constructed in a mixed opus incertum with either yellowish or greyish mortar. A quarter-circular bench was built into the southeastern corner against the walls (radius 0.4-0.6 m, height 0.5 m). In its inner corner a water pipe is visible. A drainage channel leads towards the west, continuing through the adjacent kitchen l. This room was thus used for water dispatching, probably both for room i to the south and, if it did not have its own water tap, for the kitchen. It could have been open to the sky, at least partly, serving as a light shaft for the surrounding rooms, which would otherwise have been very dark. Since parts of the floor have what seems to be a modern repair, it is unclear whether there might have been a water drain also in the floor. This would have been necessary, if it had been open to the sky. Just as the other rooms in this part of the house, this room is part of the enlargement of the Casa del Torello in iulian-claudian times.

Maximera MEASUREMENTS
Dimensions: 3.40 x 2.05 m = 6.97 m²

Maximera EXCAVATIONS
This area of the house was part of the absolute first excavations carried out in Pompeii during April 1748 (Fiorelli 1875, p.419 and plans by La Vega 1810 and Giosué Russo 1817), soon thereafter reburied and re-excavated probably sometimes between 1876 and 1878, not documented.
Photo/drawing:
Henrik Boman
Photo/drawing:
Hans Thorwid
Photo/drawing:
Thomas Staub
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V 1,1.32 Taberna
V 1,2 Taberna
V 1,3 House
V 1,4 Tinctoria
V 1,5 Tinctoria
V 1,6 Taberna
V 1,7 Casa del Torello
Facade
Facade east side
Room 01 (vestibulum)
Room 02
Room 03 (fauces)
Room 04 (atrium)
Room 05
Room 06
Room 07
Room 08
Room 09 (ala)
Room 10
Room 11
Room 12
Room 13 (tablinum)
Room 14 (ala)
Room 15
Room 16
Room 17
Room 18 (triclinium)
Room 19 (private baths)
Room 20 (private baths)
Room a
Room b (cantina)
Room b (peristyle)
Room c
Room d
Room e
Room f
Room g
Room h
Structures
N wall
E wall
S wall
W wall
Floor
Features
Bench
Threshold
Upper floor
Room h1
Room h2
Room i
Room k
Room l (culina)
V 1,8 Taberna
V 1,13 Caupona
V 1,14-16 Bakery
V 1,17 Taberna
V 1,18 Casa degli Epigrammi
    greci

V 1,19 Taberna
V 1,20-21 Taberna
V 1,22 Taberna
V 1,23 Casa di Caecilius
    Iucundus - North House

V 1,24 Taberna
V 1,25 Taberna
V 1,26 Casa di Caecilius
    Iucundus - South House

V 1,27 Taberna
V 1,28 Casa di Tofelanus
    Valens

V 1,29 Taberna
V 1,30 Taberna
V 1,31 Taberna
Facade - Via del Vesuvio
Facade - Via di Nola
Facade - Vicolo delle
    Nozze d’Argento

Facade - Vicolo di Caecilius
    Iucundus

Street - Vicolo delle
    Nozze d’Argento

Street - Vicolo di Caecilius
    Iucundus

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