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Northwest Insula

General Description



Between 1996 and 1998 open-air excavations were carried out in the area of the Villa of the Papyri and the so-called Northwest Insula. These 'New Excavations' covered an area of about 14,000 sq.m. and were limited to the land that had been available at that time. For this reason, it was only possible to partially excavate the buildings that lay close to the limits of the excavated area making it particularly difficult to grasp their architectural and functional relationships. After a lengthy period of consolidation
new work began in 2007 for the excavation, conservation and enhancement of the area. These works, which were completed in autumn 2008, included a portion of the Northwest Insula incorporating the Bath Complex and the House of the Dionysian Reliefs.


Northwest Baths House of the Dionysian Reliefs

Plan of the Insula

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Northwest Insula, looking north towards the Villa of the Papyri.
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A. Northwest Baths...................................
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B. House of the Dionysian Reliefs
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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 two featured 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.




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