PHOTO: House of Argus at Herculaneum

PHOTO: House of Argus at Herculaneum, Italy

House of Argus, a rich estate at Herculaneum, Italy, buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD

Click on above photo to view it in large format: House of Argus, a rich estate at Herculaneum, Italy that was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, includes this garden surrounded by a portico supported by columns. Above, modern day houses are proof that the city was totally buried beneath volcanic muds that were later built upon.

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