There’s probably no two places I’ve talked about more since coming home from my Mediterranean adventures than Herculaneum and Pompeii, two ancient Roman cities located near Naples, Italy which were buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.
I was lucky enough to explore both when I joined guests on tour as a “Seabourn representative”, which means I simply report the experience back to the tour office. It’s a great way to experience the many wonderful excursions Seabourn offers its guests for free.
I was simply blown away by these two ruins. There’s no other way to describe it; they were like nothing I’ve ever seen before. And since there’s only so much you can learn while on tour, I recently made it a point to delve in deeper and learn more. Below are the videos I watched to gain a better understanding as to what life was like in these ancient Roman cities as well as what really happened on the day of the great disaster. While it sounds a bit insensitive to say, their disaster turned out to be our great fortune, as there’s nothing else in existence that gives us such an original look into ancient Roman life. It’s fascinating beyond belief. I urge you to make it a point to see these two sites in person but if you can’t, these videos are a great substitution.