Excursion to the excavation of Pompeii or Herculaneum. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii. It was a residential town without Pompeii’s commercial importance and when the catastrophe of 79 A.D. occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today.
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