After climbing Vesuvius and looking down into it, we visited the ancient Roman village of Herculaneum which had been covered in ash in the eruption of AD 79. The seashore had been pushed back away from the town by the eruption, and the front of the town is where the seashore used to be. At the front of the town are the boat storage areas where 300 skeletons of those trying to escape the holocaust were found. The town is constructed of volcanic rock with some tile roofs remaining. There are three primary streets, and each street has a lower travel way in the center that carried carts and drainage with raised pedestrian ways on each side. The streets were lined with storefronts. There were multi-family homes for the lower classes and large houses for the more affluent which included a main room with an opening in the roof and bedrooms to the side. Most of these homes had lovely back garden areas. In one house, there appeared to be a room attached to the great room that may have been for family entertainment with brightly colored mosaics and small sculptures, suggesting that plays may have been held in the room. Several homes had small area for household shrines. With sculpture and paintings, there was obviously a love of art. Most of Herculaneum has not been excavated because most lies underneath the modern town of Ercolano. Most major public buildings of the ancient town remain unexcavated.