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Don't miss exploring this house.

Not only does it have the beautiful courtyard which gave it its name, unusual in that it has steps up to a balcony, but it also has lovely mosaic flooring.

This is where you will find the skeletons of three young people who dies, two men and a woman. Look closely and you will see that one of the men is holding the woman close, his hand behind her head. I found this a very moving reminder of the reality of Herculaneum..it is not just a sterile museum exhibit or Disney attraction. It was a real town with real people who suffered a terrible disaster.

Directions: On Cardo lV, on the section furthest from the ancient shoreline between the Decumanus Inferior and the Decumanus Maximus
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  • Updated Oct 23, 2011
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