Guide to Herculaneum

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The guide to Herculaneum covers the entire history of the Ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

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, and for having been lost, along with Pompeii, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried it in 79 A.D.

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.

Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding.

The guide to Herculaneum

The guide to Herculaneum will lead you through the entire museum and excavation site. The guide includes descriptions of 49 of the most important excavated structures, and will provide a variety of functions.

Area map

The guide to Herculaneum uses a GPS powered map, that will give you an overview of the site – And if you allow GPS tracking, then the guide will show your exact position in the excavation site.

Description of 49 buildings

49 of the most important buildings, in the Herculaneum excavation museum, are described in the guide. The description are given in text that can be read out loud to you using TTS (automatic text to speech functionality) and it includes pictures from present day, markings of the specific building on a map and 3D models or sketches of what the buildings used to look like.

The background history of Herculaneum

The guide provides a detailed description covering the entire known history span of Herculaneum, from the first settlement to present day.

Audio guide

By using TTS, short for “Text To Speech” the guide will read the texts in the app out loud to you, and thereby act as an audio guide. The functionality uses your devices building TTS voice, meaning that the size of the guide app to Herculaneum is kept low.

Quotes from user reviews

Molto bella (But Italian language is missing)”. – Quote from Android user.

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