I terremoti del I secolo d.C. a Pompei. Osservazioni intorno ai danni e consolidamenti nelle Terme Stabiane con particolare riguardo ad uno sperone nel Destrictarium

Nicola Ruggieri, Stefano Galassi, Giacomo Tempesta


The 62 AD represents for Pompeii the beginning of a sequence of telluric events culminating with the complete town burial provoked by the Vesuvius’ eruption. The traces of those earthquakes, some of which of high magnitude able to produce damage to the constructions, are still detectable on the ancient structures.
The paper analyzes some significant masonry walls of the Terme Stabiane emphasizing cracks and deformations due to two distinct earthquakes, by evaluating the reconstruction, repair and strengthening interventions carried out during the roman age.
Furthermore, a constructive analysis, conducted on the buttress present in the destrictarium and regarding the materials and their organization, with the aid of the Mechanics, have provided information on the chronology of the events occurred, in sequence, during the 1st century AD.


Stabian Baths; masonry structures; 1st century Pompeii’s earthquakes; seismic vulnerability; destrictarium butress

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/RA-24194

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