OTHER WORDS FROM HerculaneumHer·cu·la·ne·an, Her·cu·la·nen·sian [hur-kyuh-luh-nen-shuhn, -see-uhn], /ˌhɜr kyə ləˈnɛn ʃən, -si ən/, adjective
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During the height of Mount Vesuvius' eruption, Pliny the Elder sent boats to rescue survivors from the beach at Herculaneum, which lies northwest of Pompeii and almost due west of the volcano.
Pliny the Elder was a Roman naturalist and author who also found time to command the imperial fleet in the port city of Misenum, across the Bay of Naples from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The oldest Roman books of this sort that have been preserved were found in Herculaneum, badly charred and broken.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Past Herculaneum, now partly unburied, and so to gay Naples, where the sun is breaking out.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Herculaneum was buried under thirty metres of liquid lava, but Pompeii was buried only roof-high under cinders.
Herculaneum remains intact and undespoiled, as it was more than eighteen centuries ago.
Chipping off the baked ashes—in Herculaneum, say—and coming upon the lucid marble of some perfect statue?Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards