Prompt Photo Reports on the Progress of the Archeological Excavation.
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カテゴリ:architecture( 46 )

In the tunnel

We found that an architectural element along the wall is a kind of a tunnel that leads to "Area 12".
We have removed all the soil filled in it. And now you can see the trace that shows a water pipes were pulled out on the floor.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-16 07:38 | architecture

What's this ? (2)

The other day we found an unknown architectural element along the wall.
And there was a square shaped hole filled up with soil on it.
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We dug in the hole, and found a small tunnel below. It may be a kind of channel..
But it is still unknown where this channel comes from, where that leads to
and how that worked.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-14 07:27 | architecture

Protecting the pavement of the cistern

We covered the entire paved floor of the cistern with non-weaved cloth, and spread it with sand.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-14 06:45 | architecture

What's this ?

During the removing the soil before the eruption of 472 A.D. we found an architectural element along the wall. it is united with the wall. But it doesn't seem to be a normal foundation of a wall formed in the earth.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-11 07:45 | architecture

The cistern

We finished the excavation in the cistern.
We could revealed only a part of the west wall of it. So the dimensions of it are unknown yet.
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On the bottom of the cistern we found that the floor was renovated at least once.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-10 08:11 | architecture

Bottom of the cistern

Volcanic materials cover directly the bottom of the cistern.
After the removal of them you can see its bottom with impermeable finish.
(The left side of the photo)
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by villa_somma | 2011-08-31 06:25 | architecture

Reinforcement work around the doorway

To prevent the collapse of the wall, we inserted an wooden beam along the upper edge of the doorway.
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(Before the reinforcement works)
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(After them)
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by villa_somma | 2011-08-31 05:42 | architecture

Reinforcement of a wall

A part of a wall around the doorway has been already cracked.
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It was likely to collapse, so we made a reinforcement of it urgently.

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by villa_somma | 2011-08-24 05:45 | architecture

The fragment of an arch

Removal and keeping of it

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by villa_somma | 2011-08-24 02:59 | architecture

Eaves with roofing tiles around the dome

We made a reinforcement work for the eaves.
Some tiles for the eaves are already fragmentated in some pieces on their original positions. We inserted steel rods to underlay them.

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by villa_somma | 2011-08-08 07:08 | architecture