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To protect house and home, Roman citizens kept statues of a deity known as Lar (or Lares, plural) in a special place called the Lararium. Sacrifices would be made to the benevolent Lares Domestici (Guardians of the House) on holidays and special occasions to guarantee the health and functionality of the household. A bronze statuette of Lar was found in the living quarters in Area Q, further confirming the Roman identity of the occupants.