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A day in an ancient Roman lamp factory

While it took a while to get started today–the PI’s spent several hours discussing the various attributes of the structure–we began and ended our day working in an ancient lamp factory, adjacent gardens and shop. My team (Anne and Joseph) … Continue reading

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The “Vitruvian” House vs. The “Prudden Unit”

I’m in the mood to compare apples to oranges.  What better way than by looking at two site types that occurred roughly during the same time periods, but on opposite sides of the world.  There is a common site type you … Continue reading

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Silver Wedding, House With Shop, Another Successus….

Yesterday we completed the House of the Silver Wedding – named after the fact that the family ruling in Naples back in the 19th century hosted a silver wedding anniversary party there. Yet another incredible villa, always locked, off the beaten path and not a tourist to be seen. It comes complete with a rebuilt tetra-style atrium (4 columns supporting the compluvium roof, over a very nice impluvium). Continue reading

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Last Day in Pompeii

Just finished up my last day of work on the project. I take a train up to Roma in the morning. The collapsable villa didn’t collapse! The garden was incredible, even being surrounded by scaffolding. They’ve reconstructed the upper floor … Continue reading

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Isis, cows and Lemonsoda

Today we started off in the House of Successus. There’s a large thermopolium in front and, once again, the professori feel that at one point this house was converted to a restaurant. I was dictating notes for Dr Curtis and a couple walked up, listened in a bit and said “that’s not what the guidebook says”. Everyone thought that was just funny… Continue reading

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