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Insula VII

General Description


Insula VII stretches northwards from the Lower Decumanus to the Decumanus Maximus, bounded on the west by the yet to be excavated Cardo II and on the east by Cardo III. Very little of Insula VII has been excavated to date as most of it still lies beneath present day Ercolano.

The Basilica occupies the northeast corner of the partially excavated block, directly across Cardo III from the College of the Augustales. Although the Basilica is still mostly buried, it was extensively explored by tunnel during the Bourbon period while some minor excavations were carried out in the early 1960s. Although the Basilica is not part of the open excavation, for the sake of completeness it is described here along with the one property which has been excavated, the House of Galba.


House of Galba Basilica Noniana Insula II Insula III Insula IV Insula V Insula VI Insula VII Insula oI Insula oII Insula SD

Plan of the Insula

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House of Galba - looking south from Cardo III.

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.............................................A. House of Galba.....................................B. Basilica Noniana


Full List of Properties

Due to the incomplete nature of the excavation of this insula, it is not possible to list all the properties located herein, or to provide accurate data regarding their physical attributes - area, number of rooms, etc.


Tour of the Insula

To examine either of the buildings in more detail, select the property from the above list. Each property is located within the insula and has its own individual plan and walk through. The buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.





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