Nora 🇨🇦 (@solotravelz)

Ancient City - Herculaneum, Italy
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In 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii in volcanic ash but Herculaneum was covered by pyroclastic rock, about 16 metres of solidified rock. This "solidified rock" preserved many upper floors of buildings and organic artifacts including plants, fabrics, furniture and structural parts of wooden buildings. .
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It is estimated that Herculaneum had a population of 4,000 with a small land surface area of about 20 hectares. The first excavation on the sight started in 1728 with tunnels for exploration and continued until 1828. Open air digs were authorized in 1875. In 1980, about 300 skeletons were found huddled together inside the port warehouses. .
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Herculaneum is lesser known than Pompeii and definitely less crowded. If you can go to Herculaneum, Pompeii and the Archeological Museum, that would be perfect. .
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Can you see the difference between modern and ancient cities? For some fantastic posts and images from Pompeii check out @thetravellingswan
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