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  • The House Of The Faun - Pompeii

Built in the 2ndc BC the house of the Faun covers nearly 3,000 square meters, and occupies an entire city block, or insula. The house can be divided into five major parts: the tuscan atrium, tetrastyle atrium, service rooms and corridors, first, or Ionic, peristyle, and second, or Doric, peristyle, and their corresponding dependent rooms.Like many houses in Pompeii it had tabernae, or storefront shops, and a highly-sophisticated building plan, which details the many rooms.
Called the house of the Faun because of the bronze statue found during the excavation it also containd the fantastic Alexander Mosaic depicting the battle between Alexander and Darius.

Although most of the original artworks have been relocated to the National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale) in Naples, the most famous pieces, like the Dancing Faun and the Alexander Mosaic, have been recreated to give tourists a clearer picture of what the house was originally like.

Address: Insula VI 12 2-5
Website: http://www.pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2007
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