Sunday, April 22, 2007


The Roman town of Herculaneum (MAP) was destroyed in the same Vesuvian eruption that covered Pompeii. Because of the town's location relative to the volcano, it was covered with cooler ash. At Pompeii the wood elements burned, but they were preserved and carbonized in Herculaneum. Only part of the town has been uncovered because modern Ercalano sits atop the ruins.

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