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TH6  Reception Hall Fresco 2
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Detailed view of the frescos in the "reception hall" of Unit 6.  Note on the rear fresco the gabled roof and the figure in it.  Also note the details in the various panels.

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.