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Herculaneum, Italy: explore the ancient Roman site of Herculaneum ... - Street through ruins of ancient city

Casa del Bel Cortile, Herculaneum

Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.

Villa of the Mysteries - AD79eruption

House of the Great Fountain on Via di Mercurio, Pompeii

Herculaneum/ Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows AD 79, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. It is most famous for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79,

Bronze pitcher with anthropomorphic handle, from Pompeii, Campania, Italy. Roman civilisation, 1st century BC. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

A Roman wall painting from Pompeii 1AD. Naples National Museum

Amphorae, Herculaneum, These long-necked jugs (Amphorae) were buried 50 feet below the surface of the present city of Ercolano and survived for over 1900 years before being recovered

Great Roman Civil War (49–45 BC), also known as Caesar's Civil War, was one of the last politico-military conflicts in the Roman Republic before the establishment of the Roman Empire.