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Sede degli Augustali, Herculaneum, Italy
Naples

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.

Copyright: Gary Davies
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Tags: herculaneum; vesuvius; 79ad; volcano; roman; ruins; temple
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