The House of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, lies on the Palatine Hill. In the olden days the Palatine Hill was top real estate and it was no surprise that the man who referred to himself as “Princeps” (First/ foremost) had his house located there. However strategic location apart, the house was built and decorated very modestly.
A visit to the house reveals frescoes that were painted nearly 2000 years ago but still survive in glorious fragments of red, ochre and white. The vivid colours leave a magnificent impression in your mind of how the house must have looked when it was newly built or decorated.