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TH6  Peristyle Courtyard
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View looking north at the spacious peristyle courtyard  atrium of Terrace House 6 (TH6).  The white marble, with black lines, floor was open to the sky.  On the left one of the covered porticos of the atrium is visible.

Unit 6 is the largest and most elaborate of the Terrace Houses excavated.  Although it was originally constructed in the Early Roman Period this phase of Unit 6 dates to the second century A.D. when the Unit was rebuilt and expanded.  At that time it served the family of C. Flavius Furius Aptus who held municipal and priestly offices.   It was evidently destroyed by one of the earthquakes in the third century A.D.