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When we visited Pompeii, this house was closed off, so we were unable to go inside or see its layout and features. That said, from the entrance we could see the famed "Cave Canem" mosaic, which was a neat stopping point. The mosaic shows a...More
Famous for its mosaic at the entrance of a dog on a chain with the warning 'CAVE CANEM' like so many of the buildings in Pompeii,this one is closed. You can see the mosaic from the street, but not any of the beautiful frescoes inside.
This residence is typical of the middle class that grew rich in the latter period of Pompeii's history. At the entrance is a black and white mosaic depicting a guard dog with the words 'cave canem' - beware of the dog.
One of the most beautiful mosaics we saw was a picture of a fierce black dog on a chain with the words Cave Canem - Officially the earliest known "Beware of the Dog" sign (found in the house of the Tragic Poet).
I couldn't wait to see this part when I read the name "The house of tragic poet", I mean wow...this is melancholic!
It turned out to be a cute place with a nice angry doggy mosaic, which I liked so much that I could not...More