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“Mosaic of a guard dog in the entryway”

Casa del Poeta Tragico
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Half-Day Tour of Pompeii from the Amalfi Coast
Ranked #23 of 89 things to do in Pompeii
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St. Louis, MO
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Mosaic of a guard dog in the entryway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

The house of the tragic poet was closed, but in the entry way was the gorgeous mosaic of a guard dog.

Visited May 2012
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cave Canem”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

The house was closed to visitors. We did see (a copy of?) the famous mosaic of the dog on a chain through a gate at the door.

Visited March 2012
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Ogden, Utah
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“Closed without any notice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Don't mind things being closed if you are informed they will be.

Visited February 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Home of the famous "Cave Canem"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

When you see pictures of the famous "beware of the dog" fresco from Pompei, it came from this house. It also includes several frescoes, including the one for which this house is named. The dog fresco was sadly dirty and hard to see at our visit, but was still recognizable.

Visited October 2011
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