Roman street, Herculaneum

Roman street, Herculaneum

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Caption: Roman street. Paving stones on a street in the town of Herculaneum, located in modern-day Ercolano, near Naples, Italy. Herculaneum was destroyed in the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. However, the thick layer of volcanic ash that buried the town preserved buildings, roads and other artefacts that were later excavated.

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