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Villa dei Misteri (in English, Villa of the Mysteries) is the most important suburban villa of Pompeii. It is located outside the town at the end of the necropolis. It was covered with meters of ash and other volcanic material but it sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the majority of its walls, ceilings, and most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged. The ownership of the Villa is unknown but a bronze seal found in the villa names L. Istacidius Zosimus, a freedman of the powerful Istacidii family and scholars have proposed him as the owner of the villa.
The Villa is named for the wonderful paintings in one room of the residence.

Directions: The villa is located about 800 meters north-west of Pompeii.
Phone: +39 081 857 5347
Website: http://www.pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp?idSezione=174

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  • Written Nov 2, 2008
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