Rather than offering an overview of a particular class of antiquities, archaeological site or museum, this entry in Clio’s blog consists of some the writer’s favorite images compiled from visits to the ancient Roman seaside resort town of Herculaneum, which was buried, like it’s more famous neighbor, Pompeii, in the famous eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Each image includes a brief descriptive caption. Some useful online resources about Herculaneum are listed at the bottom. Enjoy!
1. Friends of Herculaneum Society – Engaged in raising awareness about Herculaneum, supporting research and promoting conservation of the site and objects found there.The society funds projects at Herculaneum and offers site visits. The Oxford chapter’s website includes a link to the US branch of the Society: http://www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk/?q=Home%20Introduction
2. The British School at Rome Herculaneum page: http://www.bsr.ac.uk/research/archaeology/ongoing-projects/herculaneum
3 . the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei (the local Italian governmental heritage authority) http://www.pompeiisites.org/# . Their site, which covers Pompeii, Herculaneum and other sites around the Bay of Naple, is available in English and includes information on admission prices and times to the sites.