House of the Faun
Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy
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The House of the Faun is a house of Roman times, buried during the ' eruption of Vesuvius in 79, and found as a result of the archaeological excavations of the' ancient Pompeii: it is one of the largest homes in the city and owes its name to a statue in bronze, depicting a satyr, placed in the impluvium. It almost completely occupies Insula 12 of Regio VI.
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The House of the Faun is a Domus of the Roman era, buried during the ' eruption of Vesuvius in 79, and found as a result of the archaeological excavations of the' ancient Pompeii: is one of the greatest examples of ' Roman art of I century and is named after the owners, Aulo Vettio Restituto and Aulo Vettio Conviva. It is located in region VI, near the Vesuvian Gate, bordered by the Vicolo di Mercurio and the Vicolo dei Vettii. The house is one of the largest Domus in Pompeii, spanning the entir
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