Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The atrium of a villa in Pompeii

Pompeii Villa
Originally uploaded by Théroux
Roman villa terminology -

- brick / concrete
- walls of plaster: stucco
- atrium and impluvium (sent water to cistern / reservoir for future use).
- floors w mosaic tile.
- murals (wall paintings).
- plumbing!
- slaves.
- terra cotta roof tiles.
- garden surrounded by colonnade called a peristyle. Included a latticework, vine-covered arbor.

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