Prompt Photo Reports on the Progress of the Archeological Excavation.
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In addition to the fragment of an arch

We found a fragment of a rectangular pillar near by.
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That also collapsed and was carried by volcanic mud flows.
On the surface of the wall you can see a trace of vertical graving.
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# by villa_somma | 2011-08-05 06:55 | architecture

Some new aspects during the excavation

Eaves with roofing tiles around the edge of a dome
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A fragment of an arch collapsed and carried by mudflows (you can see the original architecture in the back of the photo.)
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Tracing the edge of a cistern which was revealed during the excavation in 2010
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It was found that this cistern extends outside of the site.
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A doorway found on the north wall of the room named "Vano 10" in 2008
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The other side of the doorway above.
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# by villa_somma | 2011-08-03 05:51 | architecture

Excavation area in 2011

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We started the excavation on 14 July in this year.

Currently, we remove the remains of volcanic materials of the eruption in 472 AD.
We have to dig the ground to a depth of about 8m to remove all of these deposits.

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# by villa_somma | 2011-08-02 02:23 | general

Working out a plan for...


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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-24 07:29 | general

Today's Our patch

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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-24 07:23 | other topics

Cistern

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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-24 07:21 | architecture

Marble columns

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The marble columns and a capital had been covered for reasons of conservation and protection.
Today they were uncovered after an interval of 4 years.
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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-23 08:40 | architecture

Some other test trenches

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We are digging some other test trenches in this area to know how the huge pots were settled, and to know when the wall, which is situated between the room with fresco decorations and this huge pots settled area, was constructed.
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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-23 08:21 | general

Stone pavement

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The stone pavement in this area extends southward and goes down slightly.
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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-23 07:59 | architecture

Cistern

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Does either of them fudge on her height ?


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# by villa_somma | 2009-09-23 06:41 | architecture