The house of stags is perhaps the most elegant homee of ancient Herculaneum. You can visit the terraces from which to admire the splendid panorama of the Gulf of Naples. Inside it was found a statue of two deer eaten by a dog. The House of the Atrium consists of an entrance hall with mosaic pavement. For this domus, the view is spectacular, overlooking the sea.
The house owes its name to the glass paste mosaic decorating the eastern wall of the building. In the north side there is a nymphaeum covered with a mosaic embellished with marble theatrical masks. Not far away it is arranged a tank that fed the fountain. The house is bordered by an old shop that preserves the remains of amphorae and a brass bed.
The building is one of the most evocative of Herculaneum: it was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. C. and rediscovered since 1750 under the guidance of the archeologists Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierr and Karl Jakob Weber, the latter was the only one with the plant building. Within its walls the Villa kept a library with more than 1,800 papyrus, some of them concerning the Epicurean philosophy. Many of these have gone lost during exploration, others have been analyzed and rescued, but there is a large number of papers that has yet to be translated from the greek and studied. Its construction took place between 60 and 50 BC. The owner, according to archelogists, could be Cesonino Lucius Calpurnius Piso, father of Julius Caesar or his son, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Pontiff. Villa dei Papiri stood, before the explosion of the volcano, overlooking the sea along the coastline.
The environments open to the public are: atrium, basis villae and some rooms at a lower level. It has a square-shaped structure divided in turn into four squares that surround the rooms, those in the south dedicated to services and those in the northern residential. The entrance opened onto the sea, preceded by a porticate with columns, it is paved with a mosaic of black and white tiles.
A stretch of the SS18 Tirrena lower ranging from archaeological excavations at Herculaneum Palace Vallelonga in Torre del Greco. So he called for the beauty of its landscapes and the elegance of eighteenth-century villas.
MAV (virtual archaeological museum) through 3D movies you can immerse yourself in the daily life of Pompeii and Herculaneum before the fatal eruption of 79 AD
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