Registered: February 2006
Location: St Paul, MN
|Herculaneum. I took the first picture (Her0020) on the bridge before you begin the descent into the ruins. One thing that you really notice is how close you are to Vesuvius. In this picture the little gabled pavilion is part of the House of the Deer that used to face the ocean. You can see the Terrace of Nonius Balbus, the town Rockefeller and his Monumental altar on it. Some of the boathouses are under the Terrace. This is where in the 1980s that hundreds of skeletons were discovered.
In general I was very impressed with the state of preservation at Herculaneum. Although the site is smaller than Pompeii, it seemed that one could get closer to the artifacts than one could in many houses in Pompeii. Some of the best info that I got on Herculaneum came from Herculaneum Italy’s Buried Treasure, John Jay Deiss, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angelos, 1986/2006.
google map of Ercolano shows how to get ther from the Circumvesuviana stop
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