House of the Skeleton
House of the Skeleton
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,710 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
well done mosaic work, even though the skeletons are no longer here, the art is remarkably well preserved
Written 8 July 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,496 contributions
Oct 2019
La casa dello Scheletro or the House of Skeletons is probably the first interesting house I saw after entering the site. It’s so named for the skeletal remains found in the house (which have since been moved). Despite the lack of skeletons, it’s worth wandering into the house as two of the rooms have niches decorated with frescoes, especially the blue coloured frescoes in the nymphaeum.
Written 23 May 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,577 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
So on our arrival into the historic grounds of Herculaneum we were quickly met with the house of the skeleton on the right hand side.

Upon approaching the doorway immediately a mosaic floor was in front of us leading in, amazing considering this was placed before 79AD.

The house combines 3 homes with a stunning nymphaeum that has been so well preserved. The house itself was named after a skeleton was discovered on the upper floor in 1830-31. It is a very interesting and breathtaking start to exploring such interesting ruins!
Written 27 July 2019
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Levannah
Hendersonville, NC880 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The household shrine, mosaics and frescoes make this house at Ercolano very interesting. Wonderful to be able to see it.
Written 16 June 2019
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LoveToTravelTerrie
Frisco, TX1,237 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
We stopped here with a guided tour. It was not the most impressive villa, but I certainly appreciated it.
Written 14 June 2019
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,418 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
A very emotional place when you think of how they died all those years ago, but at the same time fascinating.
Worth a look.
Written 1 July 2018
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,211 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
So called because a skeleton was found in the house in 1831 (now long since gone). There are several beautiful frescoes and mosaics in this house, particularly in the nymphaeum, and some original ironwork in the roof.
Written 28 May 2018
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Sarah B
Guildford, UK751 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Great house for the kids and let your imagination go
The audio guide brings the place alive with plenty of rooms and corridors to explore
Written 4 November 2017
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Chris C
Horsham, UK276 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Just one of many fascinating houses in the partially excavated city of Herculanium. Most of the city is still buried under the modern town.
Written 17 October 2017
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,914 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Not that much to see here, but the house altar in paint and mozaic is stunning. It is under restauration and take a long period to finish in its former glory.
Written 11 October 2017
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