Recording both sides of the 900 meter-long street using digital photographic and geomatic technology
Producing accurate and detailed photomosaics of the building frontages of each of the 33 city blocks
Providing them to the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei and other repositories, in digital and printed forms
Comparing the photomosaics to the original excavation records made between 1910 - 1923
Analyzing the deterioration of selected structures
The 2005 and 2006 field seasons resulted in the completion of the survey and almost half of the photography. A further field season is scheduled for 2007 to finish photographing the remaining structures.The final assembly of the photomosaics and other associated research will continue thereafter.
We hope that these photomosaics, which provide a unique view of the building frontages on the Via dell'Abbondanza, may possibly prove to be as useful to future conservationists and researchers as the 18th, 19th and 20th century watercolors, drawings, and photographs are to today’s scholars.
Our sincere thanks to Soprintendente Prof. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo and to Dr. Antonio d'Ambrosio, the Photographic Archives, Library and staff of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei for their assistance and encouragement in carrying out this project.