Carpenteria di legno dei tetti e dei solai interpiano a pompei nel I secolo D.C.

Nicola Ruggieri


The timber elements of the Pompeii’s buildings were subjected to high temperatures during the 79 A.D. Vesuvius’ eruption that entailed the almost total loss of the roofs and inter-floors carpentry heritage.
However, wooden structures evidences are still present. In fact, many wooden members pockets and frescos representing realistic architectural scenes, compared with the Latin sources, provide precious data for determining floors and roofs structural organization in Pompeii during the 1st century A.D.
The carpentry configurations, put in evidence in the herein study, are classifiable in several typologies, in dependence of the covered span and the use of the supported room. They vary from floors characterized by one order of beams on which a wooden boarding bears to more complex organizations that include structures identifiable as king post trusses or ante-litteram lattice trusses.


Pompeii; 79 A.D. Vesuvius’ eruption; Timber roofs; Timber inter-storey floors; Constructive techniques history

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