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House of the Dioscuri

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Athanasia Varveri Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:19 PM History
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A large and well-appointed house that takes its name from frescoes of Castor and Pollux (VI, 9, 6).

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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The house was excavated in 1828 and 1829 and is notable for its Fourth style wall paintings and its Corinthian atrium.

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Athanasia Varveri, Jeffrey Becker, and Valeria Vitale, 'House of the Dioscuri: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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