Top. The former Herculaneum waterfront, looking west to east. The green area at the front shows the location of the beach. The 12 arches where the bodies were found can be seen at the lower level on the right. At the end of the middle terrace lies the Suburban Baths, and on the upper terrace a row of aristocratic residences. The cliffs – 20 metres of volcanic deposit – represent the limit of excavation. Bottom. Replicas of the skeletons as found under the arches.
The Past | April/May 2021