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Reg VI, Ins 11

General Description

House of the Labyrinth Reg VI, Ins 11 is limited to the north by the northern edge of Regio VI. It is bounded to the east by the Vico del Labirinto and to the west by the Vico del Fauno.

The insula contains a mix of workshops and domestic properties. The northern part of the insula is generally in a more ruinous condition than the builings to the south. Of the properties in the insula, the House of the Labyrinth is by far the largest and is examined here in more detail.

Plan of the Insula..

.....A. House of the Labyrinth

Full List of Properties

Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Decoration and Comments
Dwelling 49 2 Undecorated room with room to rear. Stairs up at No.2. Ruinous state.
3 Unnamed house 352 4 Irregular layout. Large courtyard. Stairs up at rear. No decoration. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
Cluster of linked units 865 20 Main entrance at No.16. Atrium. Outdoor triclinium. No.15 3 room unit with stairs up. No.14/17 irregular arrangement of 11 rooms round garden court. No decoration. Workshop at No.5. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
7 Workshop 139 2 Open space with 2 rooms off. No decoration. Ruinous state.
8 House of Eutychus 132 5 Atrium. Lararium painting in kitchen area. Linked to No.10. Ruinous state.
9,10 House of the Labyrinth 1869 24 Main entrance at No.10. Tetrastyle atrium. Peristyle with 4 sided colonnade. 16 rooms. No.9 entrance to secondary atrium. 8 rooms. Stairs up. Mostly second style decoration in reception rooms. Third style decoration in bath suite. mosaic depicting Theseus and the Minotaur.
House with workshop 358 5 At No.12 atrium. 5 rooms. Third and fourth style decoration in 4 rooms.At No.11 workshop area. Ruinous state.
13,6 Apartment 302 9 Atrium. Stairs up at rear. Rear entrance and workshop at No.6. Ruinous state.
14 Apartment 120 4 Atrium. No decoration. Yard. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
18-20 Unnamed house 270 7 Main entrance at No.19. Atrium. Third and fourth style decoration in 3 rooms. Rear entry at No.18. No.20 workshop with stairs up. Ruinous state.

Tour of the Insula

To examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula, the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.

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