House of the surgeon

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House of the surgeon, late 19th-century painting by Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry.

The House of the surgeon is the oldest[1] and one of the most famous houses in Pompeii, which is located in the Italian region of Campania. It is named after ancient surgical instruments that were found there. It was destroyed by the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and uncovered in 1770 by Frances La Vega, (Spain). The house today still stands partially and it is open for tourists to see.


  1. ^ "Interactive Dig Pompeii-Field Notes". Retrieved 28 November 2007.

Coordinates: 40°45′06″N 14°28′55″E / 40.7516°N 14.4819°E / 40.7516; 14.4819