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Very Emotional But Fascinating

A very emotional place when you think of how they died all those years ago, but at the same time... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Dudley, United Kingdom
Brilliant Frescoes and Mosaics

So called because a skeleton was found in the house in 1831 (now long since gone). There are... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Herculaneum Archeological Park, Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

A very emotional place when you think of how they died all those years ago, but at the same time fascinating. Worth a look.

Thank Steve57C
Reviewed 28 May 2018

So called because a skeleton was found in the house in 1831 (now long since gone). There are several beautiful frescoes and mosaics in this house, particularly in the nymphaeum, and some original ironwork in the roof.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great house for the kids and let your imagination go The audio guide brings the place alive with plenty of rooms and corridors to explore

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Just one of many fascinating houses in the partially excavated city of Herculanium. Most of the city is still buried under the modern town.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Not that much to see here, but the house altar in paint and mozaic is stunning. It is under restauration and take a long period to finish in its former glory.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 12 June 2017

By the standards of Herculaneum the level of preservation is not great and there is not a lot of interest but you may as well take a look as it is on the main street you will walk up after enterig the site.

Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We saw these skeletons from a distance as soon as we arrived but went down for a closer look. Our guide said that quite a few of them were children and that they probably suffocated while trying to escape to the sea, which at that...More

Thank lesnoless
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Almost the last thing you'll see towards the tour of the Herculaneum site, is the tunnels, thought to be boathouses on the old shore-line, which contains many tens of skeletons in positions of agony and death. The skeletons are plaster-cast replicas (the originals are elsewhere...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The House of the Skeleton is named after first human remains were found here during the excavation in the 19th century. This is an excellent example of a Roman house. It features a nice mosaic lararium (a household shrine) with a marble relief of a...More

Thank Ron S
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