Herculaneum: Pompeii’s Less Famous Neighbor

(via Amusing Planet) In late August 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius blew its top off and for three days death rained down upon towns, villas and farms surrounding the volcano. One of the most famous casualties of the eruption was the Roman town of Pompeii. The other was Herculaneum, an equally wealthy but smaller seaside resort and trading port.

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