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TH6  Basilica Pool
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View of the pool at the entrance to the large "Basilica."  It was lined with marble.

This "Basilica" was constructed around A.D. 160 with an apse and a barrel vault.  Here the owner of the house received guests and clients.

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.