The unique heritage of Herculaneum; Margaret Stenhouse; Wanted In Rome

Herculaneum is less well-known than Pompeii but in many ways it offers a more complete visitor experience. One hot summer day in 79 AD, 300 terrified citizens of the seaside town of Herculaneum fled to the harbour in a desperate attempt to escape from the advancing cloud of deadly pyroclastic dust erupting from the nearby volcano, Vesuvius. Families huddled together inside the row of cave-like warehouses carved out of the seafront wall, clutching their children and their valuables, waiting for the imperial Roman fleet to come and rescue them. Unfortunately, they waited in vain.

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My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii; Drew Limsky; Holland America Line

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Caprice Arnold: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know; Janet Winikoff; Heavy.com

A guard at the Pompeii ruins says Caprice Arnold chiseled off some ancient mosaic tiles and put them in her purse. Arnold says it’s a “misunderstanding.”

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Pompeii: Fast Track Entrance Ticket with Audio-Guide; Get Your Guide

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of an included audio-guide service.

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Italy Travel Guide: A Day Trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius From Naples or Sorrento; Flo; Yoga Wine Travel

Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites and tourist attractions in Italy, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its preservation and the “complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world.” If you are planning a day trip to Pompeii from Sorrento or Naples, read on for what you need to know including opening times, ticket prices, what to see, how to get to Vesuvius from Pompeii and so on!

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The Italian Insiders: Our ultimate guide to Italy without the crowds; Pól Ó Conghaile, Laura Millar, Dee Finnerty, Conor Power & Hugo McCafferty; Independent

Italy is Ireland’s favourite overseas holiday destination.

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Archeological discovery in Pompeii rewrites history of Vesuvius eruption | The Cube; Anatole Charbonneau; PS4 France

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Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii eruption; Reuters

The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii probably took place two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said on Tuesday. Historians have traditionally dated the disaster to Aug. 24 79 AD, but excavations on the vast site in southern Italy have unearthed…

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Pompeii Fast Track Entrance Ticket; Get Your Guide

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii with a skip-the-line ticket.

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Remains of ancient horse unearthed by archaeologists at Pompeii; Doug Criss & Jeanne Bonner; CNN

Italy – Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

First instance of recreating horse remains at site

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, showering Pompeii with hot rock, volcanic ash and noxious gas, it buried the residents of the ancient city forever, preserving their remains in the ash.

But they weren’t the only ones preserved. Their animals were, too.

One of those animals was found recently in a remarkable discovery at the UNESCO World Heritage site near Naples, Italy. The remains of an ancient horse was found in a section of a well-preserved villa, on a large, walled tract of land north of Pompeii that was used for farming.

A ‘thrilling’ discovery

Massimo Osanna, director general of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, described the discovery as one of the most interesting in the history of the park and the first instance of archaeologists being able to reconstruct horse remains there, through a special plaster casting technique used at dig sites. As such, he said, the news was “thrilling” for the archaeologists who work at the ruins.

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