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Herculaneum
(616 words)

[German version]

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Campanian coastal town between Neapolis and Pompeii on a height between two rivers (Sisenna, HRR fr. 53; Str. 5,4,8). Municipium of the regio I, tribus Menenia. H. was struck by an earthquake in AD 62 and possible aftershocks before being buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.

From 1709 looting by prince E. d'Elbœuf; systematic research only began with R. J. de Alcubierre (1738-1756) who used shafts and tunnels; excavations in 1927-1958 by A. Maiu…

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Pappalardo, Umberto (Naples), “Herculaneum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e509240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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