Villa of the Frescoes in Tipasa

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Carole Raddato
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published on 31 January 2023
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Constructed in the 2nd century CE according to a Hellenistic plan, the so-called Villa of the Frescoes in the ancient city of Tisapa (modern Tipaza in Algeria) was a wealthy townhouse of 1,000 square metres (10763 sq ft). It was accessed from the Cardo Maximus via a portico which led to a large courtyard. The remains of a mosaic that decorated the dining room floor (triclinium) and traces of wall painting (hence its name) testify to the prosperity of the city and the wealth of this residence.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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