May 29, 2024 | History, Videos

August 24th, 79 A.D. was a day like any other in the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. Citizens gathered in the town square, discussing Italian politics and trading business over lavish lunches. Little did they know that their time was running out: Herculaneum lay in the shadow of an active volcano, Mt. Vesuvius, which would soon erupt and devastate the area.

On that fateful day, Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted sending burning clouds of lava and gas towards the citizens of Herculaneum. The incredible power of nature caused massive destruction to life and property; within hours, all signs of life were obliterated from Herculaneum’s streets and homes as the volcanic material blotted out the sun’s light and filled up every corner with molten rock.

Today, nearly two thousand years later, we remain mystified by this devastating event which wiped out an entire city from existence in a single day. To learn more about this natural disaster – one of history’s most catastrophic events – we invite you to watch our documentary exploring the hidden secrets unearthed by centuries of volcanic ash: “The Mystery Of Herculaneum: Buried By Vesuvius”. In addition to uncovering some amazing artifacts providing clues into Roman life during this era, you will also learn about what led up to this tragedy and how it was finally uncovered centuries later by archeologists and volcanologists alike. So don’t miss out on this exciting chance to explore one of history’s greatest mysteries and uncover some fascinating facts about ancient Rome!

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David B