Pompeii more wonderful than ever (second part)


(follow from first part)… The mysterious owner of the Efebo Domus may have been a wealthy merchant who, immediately after the earthquake that devastated the city in 63 A.D. , had bought and restored several neighboring houses and built a maxi urban villa. The building stands out for the luxury and splendor of its walls and floor decorations. During the excavations, rich banquet facilities and works of art of great merit, including a magnificent bronze lamp-holder depicting an Efebo from which the house takes its name, were unearthed.[charme-gallery]This small statue is now to be found on display in the archaeological Museum of Naples. The House of Sacerdos Amandus and the one of Fabius Amandius are buildings less lavish than the Efebo’s, however, both were decorated with refined taste. They were equipped with an upper floor and housed craft shops, the remains of which were found during the excavations. The House of Sacerdos Amandus takes its name from the electoral inscriptions found at its entrance. (followed third part)[charme-gallery]