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Pompeii Plaster Casts @ Mummy Tombs

WHERE TO FIND THEM AT POMPEII

SUGGESTIONS FOR VISITING POMPEII

 

Horrea and Olitorium

The Horrea and Olitorium are highlighted in red on the map

The buildings on the northeast edge of the Forum

 

The Horrea and Olitorium were a grain warehouse (horrea) and a grain market (olitorium) located on the western side of the forum. 

These days this sheltered area is used to store many of the less valuable treasures (wine jugs, columns, statuary) that have been recovered at Pompeii. 

But throughout the Horrea and Olitorium, visitors can see plaster casts of people and animals. 

One of the more famous casts, this man's remains were found in the palestra
The other famous plaster cast: the dog from the house of Vesonius Primus; the original is on display at the Boscoreale Antiquarium

 

 

One of the earliest plaster casts (see the page onthe Antiquarium), this woman's remains are now warehoused in the Horrea

 

An early plaster cast

Another plaster cast

 

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