Italy Travel: Herculaneum

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The next day, very early in the morning, we took the train down to Napoli, then rent a car to drive to our next destination: Herculaneum

Like Pompeii, Herculaneum is an ancient Roman city destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. We had to choose between visiting Pompeii or here due to time constraint. We chose to go here after hearing it is a smaller, wealthier cities, and more intact. After the eruption, the town was buried under 20 meters of ash. If you see the above picture, the buildings on the top is the current residential houses and the buildings at the bottom part is Herculaneum.

You can see how rich the town people are, even some of them have mosaic floor.
I told the boys, "Boys look, this street is made of marble." To which Max replied,"But in heaven the street is made of gold, ma." 

Not sure if it is a community kitchen or a restaurant:

The boat were found upside down near by the shore in Herculaneum. We saw some lots of skeletons at the shore too. Looks like people were trying to escape the eruption but it's too late.

There were tall two stories building
 We also visited the museum, which hold the town people's earthy possession

Upon visiting this place, we are reminded of Jesus words: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal" The people in Herculaneum were wealthy with nice tall houses surrounded with painting and marble; they lost them all in one night. 

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