Etna Volcano Paroxysmal Eruption Jan 12 2011 - Creative Commons by gnuckx | Flickr - Photo Sharing!  #etna #sicily #sicilia

Etna Volcano Paroxysmal Eruption Jan 12 2011 - Creative Commons by gnuckx

The Streets of Herculaneum

Photos from our tour of Herculaneum; One approaches the site from the modern town of Herculaneum sixty feet above the ancient town.

Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum  --  Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

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.

Chained dog, unable to escape, caught in its death-throes, Pompeii

A cast of a dog which died during the volcanic eruption at Pompeii in 79 AD. Probably a guard dog, it was found chained-up at entrance into the home of a Pompeiian called Vesonius Primus.

Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii are among the most notable that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii are among the most notable that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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. Around him the foliaged garden is teeming with bird life. AD 79 eruption

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.

Exploring the ruins of Pompeii, the Roman city frozen in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius #Pompeii #Italy

Pompeii: The Roman city frozen in time

Visiting Pompeii, the Italian city preserved like a snapshot of Roman life frozen in time after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Pompeii, Naples, Italy-reconstructed illustration. Mt. Vesuvius. Founded 6/7th century BC. Destroyed after Roman occupation in 79AD by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Pompeii - Illustrated reconstruction, from a CyArk/University of Ferrara research partnership, of how the Temple of Apollo may have looked before Mt.

Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24th, 79 AD and made Pompeii history

Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24th, 79 AD and made Pompeii history

Pompeii, I will go there some day! This is one of the dream places that I want to visit. This is one of reasons why I want to get my history degree.

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.

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. History, archaeology

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)

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