Streetscapes and plans of Pompeii Roads Grids and layouts Alley ways

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Streetscapes and plans of Pompeii

Street layout

As you can see in this picture Pompeiis streets and buildings were set out in blocks like a grid

A fair amount of Pompeii is yet to be uncovered

The numbers seen on the map represent the regions of Pompeii, the regions act along with the street as to the location of houses and buildings like an area reference Street gridsIn pompeii the streets were aligned in a pattern similar to a grid, the houses were in blocks and the blocks in regions

There were around 9 regions in Pompeii and approx 22 blocks

Each block was approx 35 by 90 metres in size and consisted of houses and stores

The street of abundance

Pompeiis main street was named the street of abundance, by Fiorelli, he named it this due to a statue found in that street depicting a woman carrying a basket full of fruit which symbolised abundanceThe street of abundance ran past the forum all the way down to the amipheatre, and had many houses and shops on either side of it.

The street had high gutters to avoid flooding in times of rainLike other streets the street of abundance had stepping stones for the civilians, they were made low enough to sill allow carts to pass throughRegions

As seen in this photo which illustrates a street sign in Pompeii of the region of the street

The regions in Pompeii served as a way of finding way around the town, the region was followed by another two numbers which would lead to a house or store

There were approximately 9 regions in PompeiiBlocks

In Pompeii there were approximately 22 blocks which consisted of shops toilets houses and other buildings

The blocks were formed by the intercepting roads alleys and streets in Pompeii

In telling where a building was located a reference was given of the region, followed by the block, followed by the house or building numberAlleyways and other thingsPompeii had numerous small roads as well as alleys to access areas and things that the main roads werent connected to such as toilets

Pompeii had numerous gates that led outside the city walls