lunedì 9 maggio 2011

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Herculaneum Ancient City, Italy

Ancient city of Herculaneum is located at the northwestern foot of Vesuvius. Destroyed, together with Pompeii and Stabiae, by the eruption of AD 79. Buried under a mass of tufa preserved many fragile items. Excavation began in the 18th century and uncovered numerous artifacts, including paintings and furniture. Later work uncovered the palaestra (sports ground) and a vast central swimming pool.