Ermak Travel Guide

 

Give me an incentive to work on this project by sharing this link on your social media, forums and other websites.

 

You can also donate to help my project. Thank you

 

 

House of P. Casca Longus

House of P. Casca Longus

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of P. Casca Longus  House of P. Casca Longus

House of P. Casca Longus is located on Via Dell 'Abbondanza. The house was first excavated in 1927 and got its name from the inscription on the leg of a marble table found in the garden of the neighboring house in Insula 6, 8-9. Considering that the table was too beautiful for such a modest building, the first archaeologists thought in this way established a very fragile connection with P. Casca Longus.

 

 

 

House of P. Casca Longus  House of P. Casca Longus

The lobby (a) opens on the south side of Via del Abbondanza (pictured above). It is decorated in the third style with yellow central panels surrounded by red side panels over the bottom decorated with a black frieze. The side panels have images of local landscapes, and the upper zone consists of a layer of coarse gray plaster. A corridor leads directly to a large rectangular atrium or living room (b) with rooms on three sides. In the center of the atrium is impluvium, an indoor pool, the bottom of which is decorated with colored pieces of marble. The pool is located directly under the hole in the roof. During the rain, the water from the roof merged into this small pool. Usually this water was not drunk, but after the earthquake of 62 years, the water supply system was damaged, thus pools began to be used for drinking.

On the east and west sides of the atrium there are a number of rooms (c). Two rooms on the east side are decorated in the third style. The decoration of the smaller of the two rooms in the northeast corner, consists of a central panel with floating swans in the side walls against a black background. Decoration in a larger room consists of flowers and floating figures on a purple background. The room on the west side is also decorated in the third style, the decoration in both consists of red panels on a black background above the bottom black frieze.

The last of the rooms located around the atrium is a small storeroom (d) in the south-east corner and in the center of the south side - the owner's office (e). The office is fully open on the north and south sides, providing a wide passage from the atrium to the garden. The room was not decorated during the eruption.

 

House of P. Casca Longus  House of P. Casca Longus

House of P. Casca Longus