- 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; partially excavated.
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Pompeii lies to the south-east from the mountain, and Herculaneum to the south-west.
"Ah, but Herculaneum is a very different thing," said Mrs. Gray.
It is said that some of them were hardly inferior in form and finish to the exquisite vases found in Herculaneum and Pompeii.
The discovery of Pompeii followed, after an interval, the discovery of Herculaneum.A History of French Literature
The Forum is distant from the gate of Herculaneum about four hundred yards.Museum of Antiquity
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- 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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