- an ancient city in SW Italy, of marked Greek character, on the S slope of Vesuvius:
buried along with Pompeii by an eruption of the volcano (79 ad). Excavation has uncovered well preserved streets, houses, etc
Example Sentences Including 'Herculaneum'
Herculaneum , south of present-day Naples, was buried by the same eruption that destroyed nearby Pompeii.
The Australian (2005)
Herculaneum is much smaller than nearby Pompeii and draws far fewer visitors.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)
Here is evidence for the origin of the kind of lethal clouds that wiped out Roman Herculaneum in the ad 79 eruption.
THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
The most famous of Herculaneum 's buildings is not, however, excavated as yet.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The volcano is due for an eruption of the scale that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Uncle Toby told me that there was a party going to Pompeii and Herculaneum , and it would be good for me to join it.
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