Oecus (main living room of a Roman house) at Villa di Poppaea Sabina in ancient Oplontis, now Torre Annunziata

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Frescoes at Villa di Poppaea Sabina in ancient Oplontis, now known as Torre Annunziata, Italy. Here the Oecus (main living room of a Roman house) scene depicts a false door leading to sanctuary dedicated to Apollo and family ancestors, where a sacrificial tripod stands on pedestal column. The villa, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, is believed to have been owned by Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of Emperor Nero.