It was found in excellent condition and also had an upper floor where terracotta jars with supplies of oil, almonds, and ready-to-bake bread were found. The house was named after a fresco of Argo watching over the nymph Io.
Zeus was in love with the nymph Io, who had been transformed into a heifer. But Hera, suspicious, assigned Argo, with his hundred eyes, to watch over this heifer. Zeus then tasked Hermes with putting Argo to sleep with his music. Hermes was successful in getting him to close all one hundred eyes, thus freeing the nymph Io.