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Zarmati, LFC and Cremin, A, Herculaneum, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology: Living Edition, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, C Smith (ed), Cham, Switzerland ISBN 978-3-319-51726-1 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3489-2


The archaeological site of Roman Herculaneum is in and partly under the modern Italian town of Ercolano in Campania, Southern Italy, 7 km west of Mount Vesuvius on the coast of the Bay of Naples. Herculaneum was destroyed and buried along with the nearby towns of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Oplontis in 79 CE when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997 because they "provide a complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world."

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:archaeology, pompeii, herculaneum, interpretation, excavation
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Archaeology
Research Field:Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Zarmati, LFC (Dr Louise Zarmati)
ID Code:141679
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-11-10
Last Modified:2021-01-28

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