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Contrast the destructions of pompeii and Herculaneum?

Pompeii, which was downwind from Vesuvius, was buried primarily byfalling ash and pumice with only relatively thing deposits frompyroclastic flows. Herculaneum, which was clos (MORE)

How was herculaneum discovered?

It was colonized by the naples and then was formed when the wealthy inhabitants of eastern Italy move in and started a larger colonization formed with Pompeii, then they they (MORE)

Why is herculaneum famous?

Herculaneum was the city hardest hit by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD. It was on the coast due west of the volcano, near present-day Ercolano. (MORE)