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Trail leads around rim of the volcano, providing excellent views of steam vents within the caldera

After a week spent traveling around the Bay of Naples, I was still somewhat baffled by what I had seen at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Villa di Poppaea Sabina at Oplontis....

Statue of Pan copulating with a goat discovered at Herculaneum

On a fine afternoon in 1752, word reached King Charles III of Bourbon that his royal archeologist, Karl Weber, had discovered a treasure trove at Herculaneum. Sometime earlier, his excavation tunnels...

Most structures in Pompeii lost their roofs and second stories from the sheer weight of the ash that fell

My first view of the ruins of Pompeii did not inspire awe or wonderment. Instead, and quite unexpectedly, I was perplexed. A few days earlier I had visited Herculaneum, the ancient...

These beautiful frescoes in the Oecus (main living room) at Villa di Poppaea feature trompe-l'oeil windows, doors, and painted columns

Walking through the Italian town of Torre Annunziata, one would never suspect that some of the most luxurious villas of the Roman Empire lie buried some 25 feet beneath its streets....

Scientists and vulcanologists seem to be in agreement that the eruption of Alaska’s Mount Redoubt is imminent. The question is not if there will be an eruption but when it will...

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