Herculaneum

Relief of Minerva: Herculaneum

Tectonic plates grow at spreading centers. This one passes right through Iceland and is the only place on Earth where you can see it. I'd love to see it!

Robert Cornelius,1839 self-portrait , one of the first photographs of a human to be produced.

A Chinese scholar and government official named Wang Yirong is credited with realizing that some of these bones were inscribed with ancient writing and thus had historical significance. Today, they are called “oracle bones” and they constitute the best window available into the history, language and culture of ancient China. Because they involve specific dates, they are also an indispensible means of exploring the ancient Chinese calendar and its astronomical underpinnings

Pompeii

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40 rare and important archaeological finds of our time.

Pompeii -- The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Sin...

Ancient Rome. Well preserved Roman house at Herculaneum - 1st Century AD Casa Sannitica

Pompeii, Italy

Tombs beyond the walls of Pompei

Herculaneum by davetonkin, via Flickr

Herculaneum..the other Pompeii, Italy

Lost Places - Caesarea Maritima

The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. I've been there!

theater of pompei

Pompeii - Pompeii House

Photograph of room of shoes of murdered Jewish children at Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp near Lublin, Poland.

Cast of the body of a person killed in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in southern Italy by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In the first century AD Pompeii was a flourishing coastal resort populated by wealthy Romans. It was decimated in AD 79 by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius that covered the city in wet ashes and cinders. Many of the victims and buildings were well preserved and have been revealed by a series of excavations.

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