House of the Grand Portal, Ercolano

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  • It is clear that the house with the grand portal was one of status in 79 AD. Amazingly the columns of the villa still stand and the rebuilt garden gives you a feel for how it would have been. The hous...  more »
  • The house of the Grand Portale is part of the town of Herculaneum, a city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the devastating eruption of Vesuvius, which buried the city under a layer of pyroclastic residue that concealed it for almost 1800 years. The Grand Portal that gives it its name is the entrance, adorned with the two side semi-columns in brick, with tuff capitals decorated with winged victories, topped by a ledge to the shelf. The structure of the house is not the usual one of the Roman houses, but it seems adapted to the spaces available; triclinium, painted in a beautiful red color, presents in the center of the back wall a fresco that portrays a silean, between two satyrs, observing Arianna and Dionyy (all characters of Greek mythology). Inside the house, other frescoed rooms and mosaic floors.
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