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ill. 1: The Tor Angela (13th cent.) on the Vaselli Tenuta.

ill. 2: An above ground section of the Aqua Alexandriana (early 3rd cent A.C.).

ill. 3: The depression to the right of the silos which marks the path of the ancient Via Gabina.

ill. 4: The apartments on the periphery of the Vaselli Tenuta in 1976.

ill. 5: In the foreground the open trenches of Site 10 and in the background the newly built apartments of the suburb Tor Bella Monaca (1985).

ill. 6: A reconstruction of the peristyle wall decoration of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 7: A fragment of one of the Campana reliefs from the peristyle wall frieze of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 8: The Site 10 Villa in Phase 2C showing its western facade (the triclinium is part of the unit on the left).

ill. 9: The in situ opus sectile panels of the floor from the triclinium (Room 35) of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2C).

ill. 10: A reconstruction of the wall from the triclinium (Room 35) of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2C).

ill. 11: A drawing of the mosaic floor in Room 42 of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2C).

ill. 12: The remains of the mosaic floor in Room 63 of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 13: The intact hypocaust in Room 77 of Site 10's Villa (two floor tiles have been removed by the excavators) (Phase 2D).

ill. 14: The in situ remains of the latrine in Room 60 of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 15: A measured drawing of the opus signinum floor from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa (Phases 2A, 2B and 2C) (The Hylas Emblema would have been at its center).

ill. 16: The opus signinum emplacement for the padrone's couch from the oecus of Site 10's Villa (Phases 2A, 2B and 2C).

ill. 17: A measured drawing of the mosaic floor with the Hylas Emblema at its center from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 18: The intact mosaic floor and Hylas Emblema from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 19: The Hylas Emblema in situ from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa.

ill. 20: An outline drawing of the Hylas Emblema (early 1st century B.C.) from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa.

ill. 21: The Hylas Emblema after cleaning from the oecus (Room 2) of Site 10's Villa (its manufacture probably dates to the early 1st century B.C.).

ill. 22: An axonometric drawing of the industrial remains in the southeastern quadrant of Site 10's Villa; at top, treading and collection basins; at bottom, the fulonica.

ill. 23: The treading and collection basins for wine making from the southeastern quadrant of Site 10's Willa (Phase 2C and 2D).

ill. 24: The remains of the fulonica from the southeastern quadrant of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 25: The opus spicatum ara emplacement of the mechanical press from the northeastern quadrant of Site 10's Villa (Phase 2D).

ill. 26: Plan of the cuniculi and underground chambers (in red) as well as a drain (in yellow) of Site 10's Villa.

ill. 27: Drawing of the various cuniculus sections of Site 10's Villa.

ill. 28: One of the cuniculi with an inverted "V" tile vault at Site 10's Villa.

ill. 29: One of the cuniculi with a rough concrete vault at Site 10's Villa.

ill. 30: A roof cover tile with a palmette antefix retrieved from a rough concrete vault of a cuniculus at Site 10's Villa.

ill. 31: The opus vittatum masonry of the eastern exterior wall of Site 10's Horreum/Barn (late 4th or early 5th century A.C.).

ill. 32: Fallen segments of the concrete floor and vault of the northern grain storage chamber (Room 4) of Site 10's Horreum/Barn.

ill. 33: One part of a mill found near the south end of Site 10's Horreum/Barn.

ill. 34: One of the thirty three persons buried along the exterior walls of the northern part of Site 10's Horeum/Barn (the pot near the skeleton's head is the only significant grave good found with these burials).

ill. 35: An intact skeleton of a person buried along the exterior walls of the northern part of Site 10's Horeum/Barn.

ill. 36: A view across the area of Site 11 before the start of excavation the summer of 1976.

ill. 37: A worked stone cut by a plough (this was the only surface indication of the Site 11's Villa in 1976).

ill. 38: The first trench at Site 11; the fully revealed worked stone which proved to be the Villa's triclinium (Room 2) threshold block (Phase 2A).

ill. 39: The second trench of 1976 which revealed the opus sectile and mosaic carpet from the triclinium (Room 2) of Site 11's Villa (Phase 2A).

ill. 40: A view across the open trenches of Site 11's Villa in 1978 (the digging crew is busy at work drawing and recording).

ill. 41: The gray tufa flags and quadratum walls of the western flank from Phase 1A of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 42: The red tufa quadratum walls of the western flank from Phase 1C of Site 11's Villa (beneath the blocks of the background wall were found the uncia coin of c.B.C. 217-215 and black glaze shards which subsequently dated the phases of Period 1).

ill. 43: The Roman uncia (c.B.C. 217-215) which helped establish the Period 1 phases of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 44: The stamped black glaze shards which helped confirm the Period 1 dates of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 45: The red tufa work platform (background) and red tufa well head in the Phase 1B industrial section (Rooms III and V) of Site 11's Villa; also in situ channels and terra cotta pipe sections.

ill. 46: A threshold animal burial meant to bring good fortune from Phase 1C of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 47: An iron ploughshare from a Period 1 stratum of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 48: An iron stone lever/stone breaker from a Period 1 stratum of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 49: An iron reap hook/pruning hook from an unstratified layer of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 50: A sequence of wall masonry from the western flank of Site 11's Villa. Back to front: gray tufa flags and quadratum (Phase 1A); red tufa quadratum (Phase 1B/C); opus reticulatum (Phase 2A); opus reticulatum (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 51: An example of red tufa blocks faced with reticulate found in Room 1 of Site 11's Villa (Phase 2A).

ill. 52: The first steps framed by brick half-columns (Room 26) leading to the upper storey of Site 11's Villa (Phase 2A and 2B/C).

ill. 53: The remains of the hypocaust below Room 35 (one of the bathing rooms) from Phase 2B/C of Site 11's Villa.

ill. 54: A Domitianic tile from the underfloor of the hypocaust below Room 35 of Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 55: The plunge pool in the western hortus or garden of Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 56: A reconstruction of a painted wall panel from one of the rooms on the western flank of Site 11's Villa (many fragments of this panel were found dumped into the garden plunge pool) (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 57: A reconstruction of the painted ceiling from one of the rooms on the western flank of Site 11's Villa (fragments were dumped into the garden plunge pool) (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 58: An axonometric drawing of the remains of the basins and mechanical press for processing olive oil at Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 59: The remains of the spicatum floor of the basins and ara emplacement from Room 42 at Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 60: The spicatum ara emplacement and runoff channels of the mechanical press at Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 61: The concrete collection tank or basin for the oil obtained from pressing the olives by mechanical means (Room 42) at Site 11's Villa (Phase 2B/C).

ill. 62: The Period 2 plan of Site 11's Villa showing both the bath suite and press room of Phase 2B/C.

 

 

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