Herculaneum Overview

Posted on 05 Giugno 2009 by admin

Herculaneum
This smaller part of the eruption is sometime forgotten but archaeologist find it to be much more of importance firstly the ruins are so preserved that even the loaf of bread has managed to survive these 2000 year of life

When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as the many rich villas in the area. Since the mid 18th century these have been progressively uncovered and made accessible to the public.
The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompeii contrasts with the restricted but better preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, whilst the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent life-style of the wealthier citizens of the early Roman Empire.
It’s an old city near the Vesuvious descents. In 79 a.C. was totally covered by lava; later discovered again by Grecian, and dedicated to ercole in 1709. The excavations were inordinate and still today uncompleted, but we could admire a theatre and some thermal baths.

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