Villa of Poppaea, Oplontis
Photos by Laura Maish and William Storage

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The Villa of Poppaea was built during the 1st century B.C. and enlarged until its destruction in August 79 C.E. An inscription on an amphora revealed that its owner was Poppaea Sabina, second wife of emperor Nero. The villa was not occupied during the eruption, apparently having been undergoing repairs from an earthquake at the time.



Bedroom (cubiculum)

Caldarium and Tepidarium


Oecus (reception room)

Triclinium (dining room)

Other rooms/ miscellaneous

Vanishing point perspective


See also: Pompeii





partial map of the villa

Keywords: Bill Storage, Laura Maish, William Storage, San Francisco, photography, Canon, 70200 IS
Keywords: Oplontis, Poppaea, Poppaea, Nero, archaeology, perspective, vanishing point, painting, frescoes, Pompeii, Vesuvius, art history, antiquity
Copyright 2007 Bill Storage.