Sede degli Augustali, Herculaneum, Italy
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Sede degli Augustali, Herculaneum, Italy

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The ruins of the shrine of the Augustans at Herculaneum. The small Roman town was famously destroyed, along with Pompeii, by volcanic pyroclastic flows when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Naples

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A: Herculanum: baths women

von Jacques Rochet, 80 Meter entfernt

Inside a baths women at Herculanum...

Herculanum: baths women

B: Herculanum: baths men

von Jacques Rochet, 90 Meter entfernt

Inside a baths men at Herculanum...

Herculanum: baths men

C: Antic city of Herculanum

von Jacques Rochet, 130 Meter entfernt

The antic city of Herculanum.

Antic city of  Herculanum

D: Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Comm Hill

von Scott Knauss, 3.6 entfernt

This small hill on the side of Vesuvius is home to several communications relay antennas as well as a...

Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Comm Hill

E: Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lookout Vista

von Scott Knauss, 4.0 entfernt

Along the winding road up the mountain, there are several little resturants and snack bars. This one ...

Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lookout Vista

F: Sansebastiano

von Scott Knauss, 4.2 entfernt

The town of San Sebastiano al Vesuviano is located on the slope of mount Vesuvius. This town is one o...

Sansebastiano

G: Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow I

von Scott Knauss, 5.2 entfernt

On the Western slope of Mount Vesuvius facing Naples, Italy is this lava flow. This is the lava flow ...

Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow I

H: Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow Ii

von Scott Knauss, 5.3 entfernt

Another look at the lava flow on the Naples side of Mount Vesuvius This is the flow which destroyed t...

Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow Ii

I: The Lookout from Mount Vesuvius

von Jan Vrsinsky, 6.5 entfernt

Mount Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio in Italian) is a the only active volcano on the European mainland (not ...

The Lookout from Mount Vesuvius

J: The Vesuvius Volcano

von Jan Vrsinsky, 6.6 entfernt

Mount Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio in Italian) is a the only active volcano on the European mainland (not ...

The Vesuvius Volcano

Das Panorama wurde in Naples, Italy aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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