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Lararium

Lararium from the house of the Golden Cupids, Pompeii. Situated in the peristyle.

ARA PACIS | romanoimpero.com

The Ara Pacis stood within an enclosure that is elaborately and finely sculpted entirely in Luna marble, and depicts scenes of traditional Roman piety, in which the Emperor and his family were portrayed in the act of offering sacrifices to the gods.

Roman courtyard gardens. There was a big culture of having a garden not just within the compound but within the walls of the house, you could access these gardens through number of different rooms. It would be exquisitely decorated with mural paintings around the garden area and also in the banquet rooms around the area! This is something I remembered from studying Ancient History.  The houses bellow are reconstructions of the Boscoreale Villa and Casa di Vettii

Reconstruction of a Roman peristylum (peristyle) and peristylium (courtyard) at Pompeii. A peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.

earth-paths-green:  Roman altar by ~annzie1991 The artist says this is an altar to the Lares - on the left, I think. :)

earth-paths-green: Roman altar by The artist says this is an altar to the Lares - on the left, I think.

Rekonstruktion des Hauptgebäudes eines römischen Gutshofs (1.-4. Jh.), der in…   Reconstruction of the main building of a Roman estate ( 1. -4 . C.), Which was excavated in Aschheim on Aussiedlerhof

), der in… Reconstruction of the main building of a Roman estate ( .), Which was excavated in Aschheim on Aussiedlerhof

Reconstruction of a Roman watchtower. Limes Museum, Aalen (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.

*(use cardboard boxes, sticks n small rocks) Reconstruction of a Roman watchtower.

Penates Lares Greek Roman Household Gods plaque-Sacred Source

I hope that it is obvious that I wholeheartedly support the sacra privata , and especially the household worship at the lararium.

The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the 14th century BC to the 1st century BC.     The "Lycian League", comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history.     Offshore, the Mediterranean Coast is ideal for sailing, island hopping, caving diving and open water scuba on the live reefs.    history quoted comes via whc.unesco.org

The ancient cities of Lycia on the Teke Peninsula of Turkey. Evidence of civilization and city building remains exist from the century BCE to the century BCE. The Lycian League, comprised of 23 cities, is the first known democratic federation in history.

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