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The House of Apollo

The House of Apollo, or Domus M. Herenulli Communis, is located at Pompeii 6.7.23. and was excavated in the 1830s.

This large house comprised a central atrium, tablinum, triclinium, kitchen, garden, summer triclinium and a garden cubiculum. Nothing survives of the second storey.

Decorated plaster walls, in varying conditions, can be found in many parts of the complex; however, the study focuses on a fresco located in the garden cubiculum.

This room contains reasonably well preserved mythological scenes of Apollo integrated into fourth-style designs. To date, we have concentrated on the populated, architectural facade presented on the short, west wall.

Research by Martin Blazeby