Walk around in a 3D splendid house from the ancient Pompeii

Walk around in a 3D splendid house from the ancient Pompeii


We will now enter one of the houses in Pompeii
before the volcanic outbreak 2000 years ago. It is the house of Caecilius Iucundus , one
of the rich men in Pompeii. In the morning the big entrance room must have
contained many dependent people coming around to salute the owner and also Iucundus business companions. In the afternoon the room must have changed
character, with weaving women and a lot of householdwork going on. The light conditions changed throughout the
day, the daylight flowing in from the upper part of the room, together with rainwater
that was collected here. And in the night – only oil lamps. This is Iucundus himself and this is his moneychest. He was certainly a rich man, athough he didn’t
belong to the uppermost elite of the town. This is the house altar very lavishly decorated
and reminiscent of an earthquake seventeen years before the volcanic eruption year 79
AD. Look at the cleverly built lightintake here. This is what allowed people to work here during
daytime. This is the working room of the family father. It is called the tabularium and this is why
we placed a table here to mark the case. It is the most beautifully decorated room
in the house to mark the status of the owner. When we return to the paintings as they are
today you can see that the big mythological paintings have been removed to museums. And this is also true in the banquet hall,
somewhat further inside the house. This is where Iucundus received his guests
in the evening. There were a restricted number of guests in
this room and in Roman banquets in general, less than 10 persons. In the garden rooms Iucundus could relax in the afternoon in nice conditions with a view of the play fountain. We must believe that there were slaves everywhere
and lots of house people. This was not a house for one small family
but for a large extended one.

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