VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES
c. 200 B.C.
The Villa of the Mysteries was a suburban house on the edge of Pompeii. Originally a simple farm building, around 200 B.C. it began to develop into a fifty-five room elegant patrician villa. This is a restored section at the entrance. In the foreground is the top of the arched basis villae or platform on which the villa is built.
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