We are a retired husband and wife team, Jackie and Bob Dunn from the UK, and now back living in the UK, after returning from a few years temporary stay in Australia.Pompeii has always intrigued Jackie. She first went there in her teens. Having read many books on the ancient city, she had found it most confusing when, for example two different books gave a differing location for the same property. Many of the books only contained photos of the same well visited houses. None showed the smaller homes and houses, which seemed ignored but just as interesting.
With husband Bob as photographer and web site developer we have built a photographic record indicating all the doorways of houses, shops, temples, workshops, bars and ancient pubs as a way to clear the mystery once and for all and provide a solid base for students, teachers, authors, museums, researchers and all to use for reference.
We will continue to update the site with more photographs from our trips to Pompeii and from our collaborators. We are also interested in your photographs if they add something different. We would welcome any material from Museums around the world as well as any old photographs. Our aim in this respect is to relocate items with their original home, electronically only of course. Don't worry if you cannot identify the location in your photograph as we have become quite expert in identifying which property it came from.
In using this site you can see Pompeii as it really is and explore the large part of Pompeii that is closed to the public. We are sure you will enjoy your virtual trip to Pompeii.
Email us with the details of your query, giving as much information as possible, and we will do our best to point you to a solution or to suitable resources.
Send us any photographs you would like identifying.
We also have our large library of books on Pompeii to consult.
We have high resolution copies of all the pictures on pompeiiinpictures which we can examine in detail or can provide them for non commercial use.
This is all free for students and lovers of Pompeii like us.
We are particularly interested in any pictures that add new views or information to the site or show features no longer in existence or provide a comparison with how a particular part of the site used to look.
This could include any photographs of items no longer in situ.
Format should be JPEG with little or no compression.
Resolution should be as high as possible in order to allow us to use zoom to match features if we need to identify where they are in Pompeii.
If possible please let us know as much information as you can on
Approximately when they were taken
Where you think they are located in Pompeii
The regio.insula.house number if you know it or if not then as much as you do know.
Confirmation that you own the copyright
Your agreement that we can publish them on the site.
If you wish to send email from your own email programme send it to
info @ pompeiiinpictures.com (with no spaces around the @)
You can of course attach pictures to your email.
If you have several pictures, paintings or sketches see "How to send your pictures to us" on this page below.
You can use ordinary email for pictures. Email suppliers typically have a limit of 10mb per email. A single picture from a current digital camera may be 5mb.
A second option we use is yousendit.com which has offers a free account allowing you to send up to 50mb in a single zip file. You need to use windows to create a zip file first before using yousendit.
The option with the most capacity is Dropbox which has free accounts with up to 2gb. See Dropbox. If you get a free account through this link you will also increase our quota by 250mb giving us more space to receive your photos.
We reserve the right to publish or not publish or to remove pictures if circumstances require.