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Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows AD 79, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum - the town was destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE. this house is known as 'Casa del bel cortile' located along the Cardo V

A Roman house in Herculaneum. Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 A.D., located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

A Roman house in Herculaneum ~ an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 A., located in the territory of today's commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

A cooking hearth at Pompeii. One such oven was discovered to have bread inside when excavated.

A cooking hearth at Pompeii. One such oven was discovered to have bread inside when excavated

Roman/ Pompeian Cookshop +++ drawing by Andrea Tosolini

Reconstruction of the thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus on the Via dell'Abbondanza in However only barbarians wore moustaches, not a civilized Roman. There is even no Latin word for moustache. Drawing by Andrea Tosolini

I have spent an awful lot of time in Roman sewers – enough to earn me the nickname Queen of Latrines from my friends. The Etruscans laid the first underground sewers in the city of Rome around 5

Rats, Exploding Toilet Seats and Demons of the Deep: The Hazards of Roman Sewers

The Hazards of Roman Sewers. I have spent an awful lot of time in Roman sewers, enough to earn me the nickname Queen of Latrines from my friends. The Etruscans laid the first underground sewers in the city of Rome around 5

The last remaining columns from the largely blind peristyle surrounding a temple to Minerva, located at the heart of the Forum of Nerva.

The last remaining columns from the largely blind peristyle surrounding a temple to Minerva, located at the heart of the Forum of Nerva.

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