Nowhere in the world can you have a deeper insight into how Roman life would have been than in Pompeii and Herculaneum. While Pompeii was covered in volcanic ash when Vesuvis ernupted in AD 79, Herculaneum, already partly destroyed by an earthquake in AD 63, being much closer to the volcano was completely submerged in mud, essentially fossilising the whole town. This fossilisation allowed the preservation of many more objects, however delicate. Although smaller than Pompeii, it is though that Herculaneum was a much wealthier town.Continue reading «Travel Guide to Hercolaneum»
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Mt Vesuivius is one of the most active volcanoes in europe, and it’s the only one that’s still active and located on the european mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, it’s most recently occuring in 1944. The Volcano is famous all over the world for his eruption in 79 DC that lcaused the destruction of Pompeii and Hercolaneum, now considered to be the best preserved Roman cities in the world.Continue reading «Travel Guide to Mount Vesuvius»