Pompei the roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.D.
With its excavated area, extending for approximately 44 ha, and the preservation state of its buildings, due to the particular burial (under a blanket of 6 meter of ash and rock) caused by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii can be considered the only archaeological site which gives the real image of roman city.
Ercolano, a residential town buried in ashes by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 AD, and was rediscovered in 1709. It was e residential town without Pompeiis commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans.
When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred, Herculaneum was buried by a torrent of mud that hardened into a soft tufa a kind of course rock that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today.
A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock.
Staying in our b&b in the Amalfi coast, you can reach the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum;
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