House of the Faun

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Named for a small bronze statue of a dancing faun found on the site, this residence is best known for the Have  – Welcome – mosaic at the entrance, and the Alexander Mosaic, one of the most celebrated mosaics to have survived.

Once among the largest, most luxurious private residences in Pompeii, the House of the Faun occupies an entire city block.

See also: The Ruined City of Pompeii