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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.
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.
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
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
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