Substantial ruins of the Villa of the Mysteries, including
many famous second and third style wall paintings,
survive just outside the urban area of Roman Pompeii.
The residential rooms of the villa were oriented toward
the sea, whereas the working areas stood toward the
rear of the property facing the town. Originally built
in the second century B.C., villa was remodeled in
ca. 60 B.C. and again in the mid first century A.D.
The Villa of the Mysteries Project is jointly sponsored
by UCLA and the University of Bologna. Its goal is
to create a virtual restoration of this important
example of villa architecture on the Bay of Naples.
of the Mysteries
represented in model
Scagliarini (University of Bologna), Bernard Frischer
Stinson, Raffaele Sciavullo
addition to the MultiGen model of the complete structure,
a Lightscape radiosity rendering of cubiculum 16 has
been made to permit study the illumination of the room