The new ‘Green’ itinerary, that visitors can enjoy in Pompeii, celebrates gardens in the city. One of the largest gardens is found next to the amphitheatre,occupying an entire insula block, & has been variously identified as a cattle market (Forum Boarium) &gladiator cemetery pic.twitter.com/yoCvV6tRuz
— Pompeii Sites (@pompeii_sites) August 25, 2020
I found it at the end of another, more recent, thread from Pompeii Sites, about Roman wines more generally:
Just as in Roman times, this time of year sees the harvest of grapes in the vineyards of #Pompeii for wine production. To celebrate we will take you from the ‘harvest to the hangover’ through the archaeological evidence. pic.twitter.com/yJf1YHXVLq
— Pompeii Sites (@pompeii_sites) October 30, 2020
LATER: More on the grapes and wines of Pompeii.
EVEN LATER: It turns out there’s someone documenting all the gardens of Pompeii.
EVEN LATER STILL: And Dr Jane Draycott has written extensively on Roman gardens in general.
OH FOR PITY’S SAKE: Now there’s a podcast. Very good it is too, though.