The House of the Vettii, 2nd century BCE; rebuilt 62-79 CEThis is one of the best-preserved houses in Pompeii. Like most town houses there, it has a reception area in the front; this room--the atrium--has an opening in the roof to admit light and rainwater, the latter being collected in the impluvium in the center of the floor of the atrium.
Peristyle of the House of the Vettii with marble furniture and wall paintings
House of the Scientists--with grass-covered impluvium in the foreground; right: remains of another house with atrium in the foreground and peristyle in the rear
Grooved track for sliding doors
Wall paintings--some with simulated architecture--and decorative molding
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