Herculaneum, Campania (Italy)

Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in AD 79. It is located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Herculaneum is most famous for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which buried them in superheated pyroclastic material that has solidified into volcanic tuff.
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