House of the Faun

Roman domus in Pompeii, perhaps the largest in the city at the time of its destruction

The House of the Faun (Italian: Casa del Fauno), was built in the 2nd century BC. It was a large private home in Pompeii, Italy. It has many great works of art. It is a fancy aristocratic house from the Roman Republic. The house shows the time period better than most archaeological things in Rome itself.[1]

Front view of the house
The "HAVE" Mosaic (spelling variant of Ave)


  1. Grant, Michael; Kitzinger, Rachel (1988). Civilization of the ancient Mediterranean: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner's. ISBN 0-684-17594-0.

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40°45′4.5″N 14°29′4.5″E / 40.751250°N 14.484583°E / 40.751250; 14.484583