Courtyard in the House of the Black Room at Herculaneum features a colonnaded central garden surrounded by distinctive black and white mosaic walkways. The extremely luxurious house, which contained numerous rooms covered in elaborate frescoed walls and ceilings, was one of many destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which covered the entire Roman city in nearly 60 feet of pyroclastic volcanic mud.
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Very impressive! I would love to visit Herculaneum. I went on a family holiday to Pompeii 6 or 7 years ago, but we didn’t have time to go to Herculaneum as well. Determined to make it one day, though – everything I’ve seen / read about it makes it seem a fascinating place.
It is a fascinating place, Katie, especially since the eruption affected the residents of Herculaneum so differently than at Pompeii. Hope you return some day to visit it.