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View of the beautiful marble facing on one of the walls of the marble hall. Note how the marble slabs were carefully cut and then placed side by side so as the pattern of one slab echoes that of its nearby neighbors!
This room is called the "Marble Hall" because the walls and floor of this huge hall were lined with marble. This banqueting hall received the marble furnishings around A.D. 100. It provided a luxurious setting for private and official occasions at which times the status and prosperity of the owner were plainly on display!
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.