Herculaneum


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Her·cu·la·ne·um

 (hûr′kyə-lā′nē-əm)
An ancient city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples. A popular resort during Roman times, it was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (ad 79). Important ruins have been unearthed since the early 1700s.
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Herculaneum

(ˌhɜːkjʊˈleɪnɪəm)
n
(Placename) 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
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Her•cu•la•ne•um

(ˌhɜr kyəˈleɪ ni əm)

n.
an ancient city in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: buried along with Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Her`cu•la′ne•an, adj.
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Noun1.Herculaneum - ancient cityHerculaneum - ancient city; now destroyed    
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Rome [by rail], Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Vergil's tomb, and possibly the ruins of Paestum can be visited, as well as the beautiful surroundings of Naples and its charming bay.
In various enchanted attitudes, like the standing, or stepping, or running skeletons in Herculaneum, others remained rooted to the deck; but all their eyes upcast.
After what Amy would call Herculaneum efforts, in the way of mental and moral agriculture, my young ideas begin to shoot and my little twigs to bend as I could wish.
He loved the old rumbling and jolting carts, the former track of which he still found in his long-buried remembrance, as the observer of to-day finds the wheel-tracks of ancient vehicles in Herculaneum. The butcher's cart, with its snowy canopy, was an acceptable object; so was the fish-cart, heralded by its horn; so, likewise, was the countryman's cart of vegetables, plodding from door to door, with long pauses of the patient horse, while his owner drove a trade in turnips, carrots, summer-squashes, string-beans, green peas, and new potatoes, with half the housewives of the neighborhood.
Not far from these, we must find room for one whose success has been of the wrong kind; the man who should have lingered in the cloisters of a university, digging new treasures out of the Herculaneum of antique lore, diffusing depth and accuracy of literature throughout his country, and thus making for himself a great and quiet fame.
(and perhaps Birmingham); model gondolas from Venice; model villages from Switzerland; morsels of tesselated pavement from Herculaneum and Pompeii, like petrified minced veal; ashes out of tombs, and lava out of Vesuvius; Spanish fans, Spezzian straw hats, Moorish slippers, Tuscan hairpins, Carrara sculpture, Trastaverini scarves, Genoese velvets and filigree, Neapolitan coral, Roman cameos, Geneva jewellery, Arab lanterns, rosaries blest all round by the Pope himself, and an infinite variety of lumber.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY www.expressandstar.com 79 AD: Vesuvius erupted, destroying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing 2,000 people.
DINGLE received a new gate at the Herculaneum Dock, right.
The 17-storey Herculaneum Quay tower inDingle, is one of several projects across the city to have stalled in recent years, with it coming after the firm in charge - Herculaneumco - collapsed.
While in the area Herculaneum Archaeological Site with its new Jewels Museum.
Vesuvius which buried the nearby cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.