Friday, 15 July 2011

Herculaneum, what a wonderful place, far better than the much more famous Pompeii imho.  While Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, nearby Herculaneum was sealed in volcanic mud and is much better preserved.  It was a settlement of about 5 000 inhabitants and not so big that it was overwhelming.  We had a guided tour and were able to see all of the town in half a day, another time it would be lovely to spend even longer.  It amazes me that were were able to walk on the mosiac floors and that the site is open to the elements.  I wonder how long it will survive in the blistering heat and winter wet and with the many visitors that it gets.  Again, I'm just going to post a series of pictures, without any more words, they speak for themselves, enjoy....


  1. I think I saw a few quilts in there....
    Thanks for the pictures.

  2. I'm glad you are having a great time. Really enjoy the photos. Thank you - Nat

  3. I felt like I was there, Lis. Thanks for the tour. I really didn't know this city was better preserved. If I ever get to go, I will know where to go!

  4. Quite agree with you, that Herculaneum is better than Pompeii! (and less busy tourist-wise!). I went to both sites ten years ago 6 days after the awful events in NY & Washington DC, but it was still a good holiday.


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