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Regio I

House of the Orchard


Two cubicola of this house with the painted walls preserve the reproduction of two lemon trees, full of fruits; besides, in other paintings, there are oranges and limes


It has been proven that the reproductions of fruit in Pompeians paintings are tightly realistic, therefore, they have an undisputed documentary value. It results that the common history about diffusion of the citrus fruit is wrong: the historiographers agree affirming that the citrus fruit were brought from India in Africa from the Arabs, that were the first ones to cultivate it in Sicily in the X century; the Crusaders spread it in Italy. But, it seems that lemon, lime and orange trees were acclimatized and cultivated in Campania since the I century A.D..


House of the Citarista | House of the Achilles’ Lararium

Laundry of Stephanus | House of the Cryptoportico

House of the Chaste Lovers | House of Menander

House of the Ephebe | House of Paquius Proculus

House of the Sacerdos Amandus | House of the Impluvium

House of the Golden Bracelet | House of the Orchard

Bakery of Sotericus | Garden of Fugitives

Via Stabiana | Stabia Gate


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