Wednesday 27 September 2023

The Forum Granaries at Pompeii. The Secrets of Ancient Trade in the Amphorae of Via dell’Abbondanza – VIDEO

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The ancient Forum Granaries at Pompeii are open to the public for the first time in July and August 2021 (Prior booking is recommended). VIDEO:


From the Pompeii official website:

The granaries/deposits face onto the western side of the Forum, with eight openings separated by brick pillars, and possibly served as a fruit and vegetable market. Today they form the most important archaeological warehouse of the city, and house more than nine thousand finds unearthed by the excavations which have been conducted at Pompeii and its surroundings since the late 19th century.
They safeguard the terracotta pottery that was used in the last decades of the life of the city for everyday activities, such as pots and stoves used for cooking, as well as jugs, bottles and amphorae – the large containers used to transport oil, wine and fish sauces from across the Mediterranean. Marble tables and basins for fountains which adorned the entrances of the houses are also on display, along with several casts of victims of the eruption, as well as that of a tree.
The building was constructed after the earthquake of AD 62, and was possibly incomplete at the time of the eruption. This structure will become a museum dedicated to the history of the Forum and of the work carried out by craftsmen in the city, where the visitor will be able to see not only the finds but also the casts of the victims, alongside the objects that they carried with them during their escape.

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