Naples

Ercolano

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Ercolano
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Founded, according to tradition, by Hercules, in AD79 this town was a peaceful fishing port, inhabited by craftsmen and wealthy patricians who were attracted here by the superb Bay of Naples. Then came the terrible eruption and mudslide which, in an instant, completely engulfed the town in mud, down to every last nook, causing death and devastation. The mud solidified into a hard shell, preserving the timber structures which in Pompeii were consumed by fire, thus providing a moving testimony of daily life suddenly cut short.

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Vesuvius Vesuvius
Vesuvius
The volcano's familiar yet menacing
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Baths of Herculanum Baths of Herculanum
Baths of Herculanum
These small baths date back to Augustus'
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Casa del Mosaico di Nettuno e Anfitrite
Casa del Mosaico di Nettuno e Anfitrite
This house is equipped with a shop its
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Pistrinum (Bakers)
Pistrinum (Bakers)
An inscription states that this bakery
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Casa Sannitica
Casa Sannitica
The house has an arrangement that was
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HerculaneumAncient Romansite
HerculaneumAncient Romansite
Divided into quarters by three secondary
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