After lunch, we head over to Herculaneum. "Do you like gladiator movies, Billy?"
A shot down into the main excavation area.
You can see the suspended ramp on the right, to keep the pressure off of some of the more fragile diggings. In the background is a different perspective on Vesuvius.
These boat shelter gates would have been on the waterfront pre-eruption. These skeletons on people trying to escape with their belongings were found there.
To show you the level of coverage: this ramp takes you from the current street level, down fifteen meters to the previous water level.
Not sure what this picture is, or whether Kimberly was even ready for it. That is the self-guided tour in her hand.
Herculaneum has much more well-preserved mosaics in quite a few of the manor houses.
The antechamber of the public bath. Women to the left, men to the right.
More beautiful mosaic work.
Pompeii was mainly destroyed by ash and fire, but Herculaneum was mainly destroyed by flooding and entombing in mud, so different materials are preserved.