Sunday, 7 August 2011

Day 217 - Herculaneum

Day 217 - Herculaneum by magirob
Day 217 - Herculaneum, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

3/8/11 - On the afternoon of August 24th AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted covering Pompeii in a cloud of ash, later that night Herculaneum met her fate when mud and ash rushed down the mount at 100 miles an hour covering the town under 25 meters of volcanic debris sealing the town in and preserving it. This is one of the streets on Herculaneum and you can really get a sense of what it was like in Roman times.

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