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Seeing this charcoaled partition and hearing the audio guide explaining the best methods to preserve all the charred organic matter across the site gives a wonderful perspective to what happened in AD79
Of course, the mansion is impressive, but the charred wooden doors in the atrium are realy the best. Carefully protected with perspex they are clearly visible for everyone. Also the marble table is beautiful.
A beautiful villa, so well preserved. You could see the atrium and the way they would collect water. The highlight is the preserved wooden doors. Very dark from being charred but original. Just breathtaking piece of history. the mosaics are delightful and the wall frescos...More
Beautifully preserved wooden partition in a villa at Herculaneum, standing in their original position but showing the effects of having been subject to hot lava from Vesuvius. The villa is fascinating and even has charred beds too
The House of the Wooden Partition is one of the best preserved houses in Herculaneum. It's named after the elegant wooden partition which separates the tablinum (a room leading to the courtyard) from the atrium. The partition turned into carbonized wood as a result of...More