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Yr 12: Ancient History: Pompeii & Herculaneum

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Pompeii - A Visitor's Guide

Buried for centuries beneath tons of volcanic ash and debris, the archaeological sites scattered along the coast of Naples are among the most spectacular and best-preserved remains of the ancient Roman-Italic world. No other place in the world gives a deeper insight into Roman everyday life than the dramatic seaside towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE not only destroyed these ancient cities but, ironically, it preserved them for future discovery. Every year these perfectly preserved ruins attract millions of visitors who come to see a unique and fascinating snapshot into Roman life. Ancient History Encyclopedia is launching an exciting new travel series devoted to the archaeological sites around the Bay of Naples. A Prosperous City Of Pompeii's original 66 hectares, 44 have now been excavated, & excavations are continuing to this day. 1. The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii. On a sweltering summer afternoon, Antonio Irlando leads me down the Via dell’Abbondanza, the main thoroughfare in first-century Pompeii.

The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii

The architect and conservation activist gingerly makes his way over huge, uneven paving stones that once bore the weight of horse-drawn chariots. We pass stone houses richly decorated with interior mosaics and frescoes, and a two-millennial-old snack bar, or Thermopolium, where workmen long ago stopped for lunchtime pick-me-ups of cheese and honey. Abruptly, we reach an orange-mesh barricade. “Vietato L’Ingresso,” the sign says—entry forbidden. It marks the end of the road for visitors to this storied corner of ancient Rome.

Just down the street lies what Turin’s newspaper La Stampa called Italy’s “shame”: the shattered remains of the Schola Armaturarum Juventus Pompeiani, a Roman gladiators’ headquarters with magnificent paintings depicting a series of Winged Victories—goddesses carrying weapons and shields. Digging began in Pompeii ten years later. Herculaneum SE corner p1 Entrance. Herculaneum.

Herculaneum SE corner p1 Entrance

Entrance to site and South-east corner, Terrace of Balbus, Suburban Baths, Sacred Area and Boatsheds. Ercolano. Ingresso al sito e Angolo sud-est, il terrazzo di Balbo, i terme suburbani, l'area sacra e i barchetti. Herculaneum Entrance and views across terrace Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus Suburban Baths, atrium and surrounding rooms Suburban Baths, Waiting room, Frigidarium and Tepidarium Suburban Baths Caldarium Sacred Area Terrace Shrine of Venus Temple of four Gods Terrace north-west corner Ancient shoreline, arched vaults or boatsheds Herculaneum. According to Camardo and Notomista, Maiuri decided to reorganise the entrance to the excavations. Herculaneum: Main Monuments. Herculaneum. Roman town destroyed by eruption of Mount Vesuvius Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (UK: /ˌhɜːrkjʊˈleɪniəm/, US: /-kjəˈ-/; Italian: Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD.


Its ruins are located in the comune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy. Herculaneum is one of the few ancient cities to be preserved more or less intact, with no later accretions or modifications. Like its sister city, Pompeii, Herculaneum is famous for having been buried in ash, along with Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Unlike Pompeii, the pyroclastic material that covered Herculaneum carbonized and thereby preserved wood in objects such as roofs, beds and doors as well as other organic-based materials such as food.

Although it was smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum was a wealthier town, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding. Herculaneum archaeological site – Naples. Herculaneum Conservation Project. Map of Herculaneum - AD79eruption. Because of the manner of its burial and the fact that it lies beneath a populated area, the exact size of Herculaneum is still unknown, but it appears to extend over an area roughly 320m by 350m.

Map of Herculaneum - AD79eruption