Pompeii and Herculaneum
Herculaneum, Stabiae, Torre Annunziata, and other communities, towns, villas, and areas of Mt. Vesuvius, destroyed by the eruption of 79 AD/ CE
Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD. This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an in-depth look at what can be seen today.