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.

Herculanean, Herculanensian [hur-kyuh-luh-nen-shuhn, -see-uhn] , adjective
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Herculaneum (ˌhɜːkjʊˈleɪnɪəm)
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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