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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . burial is assigned by decree of the Decurions.A little in advance of this seat is an upright stone, with aninscription importing that the Decurions had granted toM. Porcius a plot of ground twenty-five feet square; and im-mediately behind is a tomb, 20, which, with its septum orenclosure, in fact does occupy about that space. It is uponthese coincidences we imagine that P, in the inscription abo

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . burial is assigned by decree of the Decurions.A little in advance of this seat is an upright stone, with aninscription importing that the Decurions had granted toM. Porcius a plot of ground twenty-five feet square; and im-mediately behind is a tomb, 20, which, with its septum orenclosure, in fact does occupy about that space. It is uponthese coincidences we imagine that P, in the inscription abo Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . burial is assigned by decree of the Decurions.A little in advance of this seat is an upright stone, with aninscription importing that the Decurions had granted toM. Porcius a plot of ground twenty-five feet square; and im-mediately behind is a tomb, 20, which, with its septum orenclosure, in fact does occupy about that space. It is uponthese coincidences we imagine that P, in the inscription abovegiven, is interpreted Porcius, and the tomb of which we havespoken is assigned to Mamia, for it bears no inscription topoint out its owner. At the same time^ the tomb between the 2 M 530 POMPEII. seats occupies about the same space, and a doubt may be feltwhich of the two is the one meant. Be this as it may, thetomb in question is more than usually large and handsome.The septum is worked into apertures rounded at top. whichgive to it the appearance of a balustrade. The tomb is ofmasonry covered with stucco, and ornamented with engagedcolumns, which, from their proportions, appear to be of the.

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