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House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)  House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

The house with a mosaic atrium got its name due to the artful mosaic that covers the floor of the atrium of black and white tiles. Here the owners met their guests and did not spare money for an impressionable internal Department. The house with a mosaic atrium gets its name from the white and black mosaic that covers the residence's atrium. The high temperature has severely damaged the floor and left it uneven. Interestingly, the temperature was uneven. In those places where the Foundation of the old building was located, the current temperature was lower and therefore the wavy lines repeat the lines of underground structures. Inside the house, there are beautiful frescoes, artifacts, a charred table, and other objects. We don't know anything about the family of the guests, but apparently it was a young family and they had at least one baby. Among others, they found a small wooden cradle, but empty. Whether the owners of the house managed to escape or died on the beach is unknown. It may have been the home of a child who was found in a Boat Dock. We'll probably never know. The house had a large garden with a peristyle, and it also had a beautiful view of the Bay of Naples. In the center of the garden was a marble fountain. The walls of the building are covered with beautiful frescoes, which are well preserved. Some of them were destroyed by the eruption, but some of them are well preserved and clearly visible. This includes an image of Diana and Actaeon and the punishment for Dirce.

 

 

 

 

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)  House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)   House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)  House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)  House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)  House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

House of the Mosaic Atrium (Casa dell'Atrio a Mosaico) (Herculaneum)

 

 

 

 

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