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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . above it. 60. Adjoin-ing offices. Above these and the adjoining rooms traces areto be seen of the floor of an upper story, and the doors ofcommunication are still preserved in the walls. The largerapartments, peristyles, atria, &c., were of course much loftierthan was necessary for the rooms of servants and offices, sothat there might be two stories without the roof of this por-tion being higher

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . above it. 60. Adjoin-ing offices. Above these and the adjoining rooms traces areto be seen of the floor of an upper story, and the doors ofcommunication are still preserved in the walls. The largerapartments, peristyles, atria, &c., were of course much loftierthan was necessary for the rooms of servants and offices, sothat there might be two stories without the roof of this por-tion being higher Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . above it. 60. Adjoin-ing offices. Above these and the adjoining rooms traces areto be seen of the floor of an upper story, and the doors ofcommunication are still preserved in the walls. The largerapartments, peristyles, atria, &c., were of course much loftierthan was necessary for the rooms of servants and offices, sothat there might be two stories without the roof of this por-tion being higher than that of the other. The other roomson this side of the house appear to have been appropriated toservants, or to have been used as storerooms, &c. Evenhere the universal taste for paintings is shown by patternscoarsely executed on red and yellow grounds. 61. Courtfrom which the adjoining rooms were lighted. 62. Largeroom, the ceiling of which appears to have been supported bya central pier, 63. It communicates with the back lane by abroad doorway, large enough to admit a cart, and is conjec-tured to have been set apart for pm^poses of household tra^o, HOUSE OF CASTOR AND POLLUX. 415. 416 POMPEII. as the laying in of provisions, &c., for which its size andsituation seem to adapt it. The other numerous apartmentsin this quarter of the house are not worth a minute descrip-tion, being mean and small, and apparently suited only tothe occupation of slaves. Separated from the House of Castor and Pollux by a narrowstreet, is a house chiefly remarkable for containing picturesof no very decent description. In front it has a thermo-polium, or wine-shop; in an inner chamber, full of picturestotally unfit for representation or description, there are twoof inoffensive character, which contain some curious detailsrelative to domestic life. One of these represents a wine-cart, and shows the way of filling the amphorae, or largeearthen vessels in which wine was kept. The clumsy trans-verse

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