Herculaneum (Italie): the other town buried by Vesuvius

A bronze tap from a garden fountain, a street sign settling a boundary dispute, a clothes chest, a loaf of bread: some of the objects to survive the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 heading to the British Museum were so recently excavated that dark volcanic clay still clings to them.

All photographs are courtesy of Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei

Paddy Allen / Maev Kennedy

Source - http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/interactive/2013/feb/24/herculaneum-pompeii-british-museum-archaeology-interactive