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Herculaneum, Italy - This is the interior of a Roman Bath. The colors and details of the walls and floor are well preserved.

Similar, but better preserved than Pompeii. This is the interior of one of the famous Roman Baths. The colours and details of the walls and floor are well preserved.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD.  This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an in-depth look at what can be seen today.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD.

Buffet, Herculaneum, Italy  2011 / by Marny Perry

Marble slabs facing a counter in Herculaneum. Some dolia contained ancient dry fruits, legumes and vegetables.

Herculaneum - Preserved Bed

In and around Naples, Italy – 1970

Herculaneum - Preserved Bed

Pompeii Window Grate

Pompeii Window Grate- usually coated in sheep bladder or thin layers of gypsum or mica. Poorer people usually just had shutters etc.

Public sign at Herculaneum: 'No urinating in the streets. Rich will be fined, poor will be beaten.'  It was ever thus.

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Public sign at Herculaneum: 'No urinating in the streets. Rich will be fined, poor will be beaten. Still happening.

Ancient Roman sundial, one of the 2 remaining ionic columns in front of the Temple of Apollo. Erected in 5th century BCE. Pompeii, Italy

*POMPEII, ITALY ~Ancient Roman sundial, one of the 2 remaining ionic columns in front of the Temple of Apollo. Erected in century BCE.

*HERCULANEUM, ITALY ~ The ruins of Herculaneum. Similar, but better preserved than Pompeii. This is the interior of one of the famous Roman Baths.

*HERCULANEUM, ITALY ~ The ruins of Herculaneum. Similar, but better preserved than Pompeii. This is the interior of one of the famous Roman Baths.

Herculaneum, Italy | by S J Pinkney

The ruins of Herculaneum. Similar, but better preserved than Pompeii. This is the interior of one of the famous Roman Baths. The colours and details of the walls and floor are well preserved.

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