Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows AD located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt.
Pompeii, House of Venus in a Shell. On the rear wall of the peristyle are three large paintings on a blue background. The left hand painting is of the god Mars shown standing naked on a plinth while holding a lance & a shield.
Colonnade showing the Roman technique of using brick as a foundation material which was then covered with more elegant surface materials, allowing for more economic, efficient and rapid construction than using only cut stone.
People like us: An incredible insight into the Romans who died in Pompeii's horror
ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS 79 AD (Pompeii was destroyed along with Herculanium. Pompeii was completely buried under 13 to 20 feet of ash and pumice during a long catastrophic eruption that spanned 2 days)