Half-destroyed and covered by the eruption ofthe Volcano Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Herculaneum was submerged by a flow of lava which turned into soft tuff, being thus able to preserve a lot of frescos and objects which can still be seen today. A part of the old Herculaneum is, still today, submerged, by the excavations which are still going on.
Pompeii was half-destroyed and covered by the eruption of the Volcano Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and forgotten for years. The excavations began in the 18th century and brought gradually to thediscovering of the fabulous villas with frescos preserved in the course of time, an amphitheatre and so much more to prove the prosperity of this town in the past. Pompeii draws numerous visitors in search of what remains of the old splendours of the Roman Empire.
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