Herculaneum: Pompeii’s Sister City in Destruction

Herculaneum had a long, rich history before its fall to the Vesuvian blast. By Mark CartwrightHistorian Introduction Herculaneum, located on the Bay of Naples, was a Roman town which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Like its neighbour Pompeii, the town was perfectly preserved by a metres-thick layer of volcanic[…]