Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town. It was completely destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows caused by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August, 79 AD. Herculaneum was covered by volcanic mud during the eruption, which quickly hardened to a semi-rock material. Herculaneum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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