The Skeletons of Herculaneum

    Herculaneum was a prosperous resort town inhabited in summer by well-to-do Romans and their servants, in addition to the year-round resident. When the Vesuiuv erupted in 79 A.D. they were all there for the season: aristocrats and slaves, young and old. They fled the volcano’s eruption at the very last minute and wereContinue reading “The Skeletons of Herculaneum”