Header image

Tag: Herculaneum

PHOTO: Ruins of the Palestra Sports Complex at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Palestra at Herculaneum contained two swimming pools and a gymnasium and hosted public sporting events. Herculaneum is sister to the better-known Pompeii, Italy, both of which were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, however more of Herculaneum has…

Read More

PHOTO: Frescoes in House of the Black Room, Discovered During Excavations at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: One of many rooms excavated at the ruins of Herculaneum, Italy, which was totally covered by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. These frescoes in House of the Black Room demonstrate the high level of art and culture that was enjoyed…

Read More

PHOTO: Glass Mosaics at House of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Glass paste wall mosaics, shell decorations, lava foam, and nymphaeum topped by theatrical masks in House of Neptune and Amphitrite at Herculaneum, demonstrate how every detail of life was preserved by the manner in which the eruption flowed into the city so rapidly,…

Read More

PHOTO: Almost 300 Skeletons Still Lie Inside the Boat House at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Nearly three hundred skeletons discovered in 1980 still lie inside the Boat House at Herculaneum, Italy where they had fled the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The Boat House was located on the shore back in 79 AD. Today the water lies nearly a…

Read More

PHOTO: Excavations at Herculaneum, Italy Show How Deeply it Was Covered by Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Standing on the bridge at the entrance to the excavations at Herculaneum in Italy, one gets a dramatic view of how deeply buried the city was by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The volcano sent wave after wave of pyroclastic (liquified) mud toward…

Read More

PHOTO: Ancient City of Herculaneum, Italy, Buried by the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Standing above the excavation site at the ruins of Herculaneum, Italy. The town was completely buried by successive, rapid flows of pyroclastic volcanic mud from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. As a result, the entire city was perfectly preserved in…

Read More