Meaning of Herculaneum

Her•cu•la•ne•um

Pronunciation: (hûr"kyu-lā'nē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient city in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: buried along with Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in a.d. 79; partially excavated.
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