Friday, 24 April 2015

A comparison from the Jashemski Archive with pompeiiinpictures

I.13.11 Lararium in 2004, 1968 and 1959

This might be our last post for a while. We leave Australia in a few days time and arrive back in the UK on the 6th May. Our computers and reference books will be on ship and in store until we find a house in the UK, somewhere in East Anglia is the plan.
We will still answer pompeiiinpictures emails using our laptop but it may be slower depending on hotel WiFi, and whether we can get access wherever we are at the time.
When we are sorted we hope to see some of you in Pompeii soon.

In the meantime enjoy these three very different looking photos of I.13.11.

Jackie and Bob

I.13.11 Pompeii. December 2004. Lararium niche on west side of garden.
Photo Jackie and Bob Dunn
I.13.11 Pompeii. 1968. Lararium niche on west side of the garden area.
In the background right, is the lararium niche on the west wall of the atrium of I.13.12.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. J68f1997 *
I.13.11 Pompeii. 1959. Lararium and niche on west wall.
This photo was taken just a few years after excavation.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. J59f0514 *

* 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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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Exhibition: Pompeii at National Museum of Korea

From the website of the Soprintendenza di Pompei:
Pompeii at National Museum of Korea
Nearly three hundred artifacts from archaeological sites around Vesuvius in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples are on display from 9 December at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, for the exhibition "POMPEII: CULTURE OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY ", open until April 5, 2015. a unique opportunity of meeting between the Western and Eastern culture.

On display objects and artifacts of daily life of ancient Pompeii, that the tragic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has perfectly preserved. Sculptures that once adorned gardens and spaces of representation, in portions of frescoed walls, to tools and objects that testify to the luxurious lifestyle of the inhabitants of the buried city, to the casts of the victims of the eruption, snapshot of the last hours of life of the city. To evoke the everyday, the loaf of bread charred, utensils used in the kitchen, the surgical instruments that resemble the same of our day; all found objects and stored in environments where Pompeian led their lives unaware of the catastrophe that would surprise them. 
Read more here.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Blog post: Pompeii and Rome

By Virginia Campbell on
Pompeii and Rome
On this, the 2768th birthday of Rome, it occurs to me there could not be a better time to take a look at the inscriptions in Pompeii that provide evidence of the connection this relatively small Campanian town had with the one and only urbs, the capital of the world. Though there are a number of graffiti that mention Rome specifically, usually as a place one has been, I am interested in those that mention an emperor. As with a goodly amount of the epigraphic evidence of Pompeii, there is a collection both of official and unofficial texts.

There are a series of inscriptions, as would be expected in any city under Roman rule, found on the bases of statues dedicated to various emperors and members of their families. Typically found a public area such as the Forum or the Triangular Forum, these include dedications to Augustus and his wife Livia (as Julia Augusta, a name she was granted in AD 14), Marcellus, nephew and one time heir of Augustus, Agrippina the Younger, wife of Claudius and mother to Nero, and Nero himself.
Read the full post here.


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Exhibition: Pompei e l'Europa. Natura e Storia (1748 - 1943)

A new exhibition at the Naples Museum and at Pompeii will open in May:
Pompei e l'Europa. Natura e Storia (1748 - 1943) 
Si articolerà in due sedi la mostra "Pompei e l’Europa. Natura e Storia (1748 – 1943)", in programma dal 26 maggio al 2 novembre 2015, a cura di Massimo Osanna, Luigi Gallo e Maria Teresa Caracciolo. 
La mostra intende analizzare, attraverso diversi focus, la suggestione operata dal sito di Pompei sugli artisti, dall’inizio degli scavi nel 1748 al drammatico bombardamento del 1943. Il confronto fra reperti antichi e opere moderne rende esplicita l’influenza della classicità sugli sviluppi dell’arte e dell’estetica moderna, fra emulazione e reinterpretazione.
La prima rassegna dal titolo "Natura e Storia (1748-1943)" sarà allestita a Napoli al Museo Archeologico Nazionale e permetterà di evidenziare l’influenza del sito sugli artisti europei dal Settecento al Novecento.
La seconda parte della mostra si terrà direttamente negli scavi di Pompei, dove saranno presentati i calchi delle vittime dell’eruzione recentemente restaurati dalla Soprintendenza. Un’ulteriore sezione della mostra, intitolata "Fotografare e documentare Pompei" e curata dallo stesso Massimo Osanna, insieme a Grete Stefani ed Ernesto De Carolis, occuperà il portico dell’Anfiteatro ed esporrà una scelta significativa del materiale fotografico conservato nella Soprintendenza Speciale di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia.
 See here for more details.


Monday, 30 March 2015

News: "Pompei, il nostro orgoglio". Il ministro Franceschini propone visita agli Scavi in occasione di Expo2015

From Napoli:
"Pompei, il nostro orgoglio". Il ministro Franceschini propone visita agli Scavi in occasione di Expo2015

"Pompei è un grande cantiere, è un cantiere perenne. Oggi ci sono 13 cantieri aperti, 9 con gare aggiudicate, è un lavoro straordinario, sono aumentati i visitatori. Bisogna denunciare ciò che non va, ma avere un po' di orgoglio per ciò che va. Spero che Expo sia l'occasione perché anche noi possiamo vedere il nostro Paese con gli occhi stupiti, come i turisti stranieri". Il ministro alla Cultura, Dario Franceschini, intervenendo a Firenze alla iniziativa di Expo parla di Pompei.
Read the full article here.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

More from the Jashemski Archive compared with pompeiiinpictures

Here are more photos from the Jashemski Archive and pompeiiinpictures, this time comparing 1968 and 2005. These are from the Complesso dei Riti magici or the Magic Rites Complex II.1.12.

II.1.12 Pompeii. 2005. Entrance doorway.
Photo by Jackie and Bob Dunn

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. J68f0270 
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.

Pompeii. May 2005. Two pilaster paintings (at top on beam) from entrance façade of II.1.12.
These were displayed in III.3.6.
Photo by Jackie and Bob Dunn

The two pilaster paintings shown in May 2005 were in the Schola Armaturarum at the time of its collapse in November 2010, and they may or may not have been destroyed.
Does anyone know what happened to them?

This comparison also highlights the fact that many of our pictures are now 10 years old.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we are coming back to live in the UK.
This will allow us to make more frequent trips to Pompeii than has been possible from Australia.
We intend to retake all the photos, highlighting the improvements made over the years.

See more of Complesso dei Riti magici on

Jackie and Bob at pompeiiinpictures

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