Hundreds of years ago, in the year 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted horribly! Yes, this eruption was very scary, just like all volcanic eruptions, but it was definitely not an ordinary natural phenomenon. Because with the explosion, the city of Pompeii, one of the most important settlements of the ancient period, was buried not only in the dark pages of history, but also in the relentless lava and ashes of Vesuvius. Pompeii, one of the most prosperous cities of the ancient era, was forgotten for hundreds of years … Thousands of people living in Pompeii died horribly because of the explosion, and hundreds of buildings were destroyed. But among these structures there were some more interesting than others! Here is the building called Vettii House, one of the most interesting buildings in Pompeii…
Because both the host and the house had an incredible story, very unusual even in ancient times! The Vettii house was finally discovered after a long period of excavation and restoration work. Here’s what you need to know about the Vettii House, one of the most important treasures in Pompeii…
The House of Vettii, whose Latin name is Domus Vettiorum, was one of dozens of Pompeii houses that disappeared in AD 79.
But both the owners and the architecture and works within the house set the house apart from all the others in Pompeii. The owners of the Vettii House were the most interesting hosts in Pompeii, and theirs was the most wonderful house in Pompeii! Discovered during the excavations of Pompeii in the early 20th century, the house was recently opened to the public after 20 years of frantic restoration. Here’s what you need to know about the surprising history of the House of Vettii…
The house of the Vettii was one of the most precious treasures of Pompeii!
It was built in one of the richest districts of the city. It had a wonderful garden and the interior of the house was full of amazing artwork. The walls of the house were filled with paintings bearing the character of ancient Greek myths, while the rooms and corridors were filled with statues and figures! The House of the Vettii was one of Pompeii’s most important treasures, with its architecture and works in it.
The house belonged to two people named Aulus Vettius Confiva and Aulus Vetius Restitutos.
According to scholars, Aulus Vettius Confiva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus were citizens of Pompeii who spent most of their lives as “slaves” and were later freed by their masters. Some scholars claim that these two people may be brothers. However, the more common view was that the two names were of two different families, and employed in the service of the same person. However, it is believed that the owners of the Vettii household met during their “slavery days” and the two became good friends.
It is believed that Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus were engaged in the wine trade after their emancipation and thus acquired great wealth.
The owners of Vettii House have used their incredible wealth to fill their homes with amazing works of art! Parallel to this, the most common opinion is that they built the Vettii house thanks to this wealth. On the other hand, the fact that the owners were slaves at some point in their lives played an important role in the appearance of this wonderful home. Because they wanted to consolidate the social status they gained later and maintain the position they gained among the “elite” in the city. That is why they used their wealth to uncover the most obvious and exalted example of this social status, and to turn the Vettii’s house into a treasure.
According to experts, the House of Vettii is a very important building that reflects the history, thought system and social structure of Pompeii and the entire Roman society.
Ariana Spinoza, Director of the Restoration of Pompeii, describes the Viti House as “one of the famous houses of Pompeii”. As for the cultural significance of the Viti House, “The residence perfectly represents Pompeii, not only because of the frescoes of exceptional importance, but also because of its design and architecture.“He is using.
Gabriel Zuchtrigl, one of the officials in Pompeii, said:Vetti House merges the history of Pompeii and Roman society into one home.He draws attention to the house’s historical significance with his statements. However, describing the abundance of artwork in the house as “amazing”, Zuchtriegel stated that he would prefer the Vetti house if he “had lived in Pompeii for a day and only had the opportunity to visit one place”.
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