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TH6  Reception Hall
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View of a "reception hall" of Unit 6.  Note the frescos on the upper portion of the walls and the ceiling.  Also the marble on the floor and the lower portion of the wall

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.