Ercolano

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Coordinates: 40° 48′ 22″ N, 14° 20′ 57″ E

Ercolano

Overview

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79.

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Description

Ercolano (Herculaneum) is an ancient Roman town, located in the province of Naples which has been destroyed, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius beginning on August 24, AD 79.

Main Sights

The main entrance to the site is in the north-east corner. Following houses are in an excellent state of preservation:

  • Casa dei Cervi
  • Grande Taberna
  • Casa dell’Atrio Corinzio
  • Bottega ad Cucumas
  • Casa del Salone Nero
  • Sede degli Augustali
  • Terme Maschili
  • Terme Femminili
  • Casa del Bel Cortile
  • Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite
  • Casa Sannitica
  • Casa dell’Erma di Bronzo
  • Casa a Graticcio
  • Casa del Tramezzo di Legno
  • Bottega del Lanarius

See also

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Pompeii

Coordinates: 40° 44′ 51″ N, 14° 29′ 3″ E

Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of… [Read more]

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