Painted Murals And Frescoes Inside A Room At The Ancient Roman Ruins At Herculaneum (Ercolano), Campania, Italy
Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original splendour, as well as for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried it. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were surprisingly discovered in recent years along the seashore as it was thought until then that the town had been evacuated by the inhabitants.
Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding.
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A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I.e. Emancipation Of All The Talents
A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I.e. Emancipation Of All The Talents, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, Engraver, [london], 1807, King George Iii, His Face Hidden By A Pillar, Grabs The Pigtail Of Lord Grenville, And Holds His Scepter As If Ready To Strike Grenville. Members Of The Government, Including Howick, Holding A Torn Copy Of The Catholic Bill, Ellenborough, Buckingham, Temple, Windham, Moira, Sidmouth And Sheridan, Rush From The Room, Falling On Each Other In The Process. Petty And Erskine Are Sprawled On The Floor. The King Stands In Front Of His Throne Next To Which Is A Bible And A Crown.
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Royal Vauxhall pre-flight consultation
Royal Vauxhall pre-flight consultation. Historical artwork depicting a meeting held prior to the flight of the Royal Vauxhall in 1836. The balloon flight, which set a record for distance covered in a balloon, departed from Vauxhall, London on 7th November and arrived in Weilburg, Germany, 18 hours later. The balloon is at upper left. The men depicted are, from left to right: Walter Prideaux, John Hollins, William James. Around the table are: Robert Hollond, Charles Green, and Thomas Monck Mason. Hollond, Green and Mason formed the Nassau Party who made the journey. Original painting by J. Hollins after an engraving by J. H. Robinson. Published in 1843.
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