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Forum Boarium

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Athanasia Varveri
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jul 02, 2015 11:12 AM History
The so-called "Forum Boarium" in Pompeii was erroneously named by its 1755 excavators who discovered the bones of large bovids and assigned the name that still is used to describe this insula in Pompeii's Regio II (II, 5).

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garden, hortus


The area is located at the eastern edge of the city, just inside the Porta Urbulana, just to the north of the amphitheater. The insula was then cleared between December 1954 and May 1955.

Jashemski's work following the clearance of the insula demonstrated the presence of an ancient vineyard within at least a portion of the insula.

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Athanasia Varveri, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Forum Boarium: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2015 <> [accessed: 24 March 2019]

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