Pompeii and Herculanum

Scavi di Pompei ed Ercolano

The archaelogical sites of Pompeii and Herculanum are the only sites which can show an accurate reproduction of the Roman urban centre at the time of Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 a.C. Their exceptional preservation status is basically due to the large amount of ashes, pumice stones and lapillus which beautifully kept the rests in place allowing us to see their original shapes.