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Herculaneum [now Ercolano; formerly Resina]locked

  • Tran Tam Tinh,
  • Peter J. Holliday,
  • Volker Michael Strocka,
  • Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
  •  and Thorsten Opper

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Roman site in Italy. It lies about 10 km to the east of Naples and was described by ancient authors (Sisenna: frag. 53; Dionysos of Halikarnassos: I.xliv; Strabo: V.iv.8) as a small fortified town built at the foot of Mt Vesuvius on a spur of land facing the sea, and as a healthy and pleasant place to live because of the south-west winds. It was destroyed with Pompeii in ...

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