The Grand Prize has been awarded!
The eruption of Vesuvius that burnt and buried the Roman seaside town of Herculaneum in 79 CE left it better preserved than nearby Pompeii, and together they provide a uniquely vivid picture of Roman life. The only library to survive from the ancient world is in the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.
The Herculaneum Society offers access to the latest research and expert-led visits to the World Heritage site of Herculaneum, near Naples, Italy. Launched in 2004 to promote the sustainable development of Herculaneum, the charity provides bursaries and supports conservation, research and scholarship.
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