¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the centre of the open space a marble ^alter^[sic] is still standing where bloodless sacrifices were offered up to that goddess. On the pannels [sic] below are inscriptions- In the rear end of this open space, inside of the colonade [sic], stands the temple, its floor reached by means of thirteen wide steps. The Temple is only about 40 by 60 ft outside. In its vestibule above, was found a mutilated state of Venus and the pedestal on which it stood.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In some the portico, behind the Temple, we saw the chambers occupied by the Priestess’s, their walls were frescoed in bright colors with small groups in the pannels [sic], no windows, or other opening except the doorway, high ceilings-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The adjoining building is the “civil Forum”, the largest building in the city. An open space between five and six hundred feet long and about a quarter as wide, is surrounded by fluted columns with Corinthian capitals, around these, was a covered promenade or arcade with stalls or shallow shops opening into the colonade [sic]. In the area were found, twenty two bases for statues of Emperors and illustrious men, and also six large foundations evidently for equestrian figures, also unfinished marble work, showing that the Forum was unfinished
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 In the end of the area towards Vesuvius stood the temple of Jupiter, its floor ten feet above the ground surrounded by a colonade [sic], length 122 ft. its rear wall yet