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TH6  Reception Hall Fresco 1
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Detailed view of the frescos in the "reception hall" of Unit 6.  Note the frescos on the upper portion of the walls and the ceiling.  Note the faces, the garlands and other designs.

 

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.