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Preserved for Three Millennia: HERCULANEUM


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Preserved for Three Millennia: HERCULANEUM

"Herculaneum was a coastal Roman town situated close to Mount Vesuvius. Its fate mirrored that of Pompeii, as both cities were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Although smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum provides a unique glimpse into ancient Roman life due to its remarkably preserved state. The volcanic eruption buried the town under layers of ash and volcanic material, sealing it for centuries. When it was unearthed, archaeologists discovered intricate buildings, vibrant mosaics, detailed frescoes, and even carbonized wood. This archaeological treasure offers invaluable insights into daily life, architecture, and art during the Roman era." from video introduction


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