The town of Herculaneum is not well represented in studies about the history and population of ancient Campania because of uncertainty about when it was founded (unlike other urban centers in the Sarno valley). Scholars think that the city plan is ancient because of comparisons with Neapolis and several literary sources, but these comparisons are not evidence. Furthermore, the metrological studies which have been carried out are unreliable. The stratigraphy indicates a date no earlier than the second century B.C. and urban analysis reveals that Surrentum is a closer comparison. Recent Geo-archeological research on the ancient coast seems to indicate the same history, at least for the part of the town excavated so far.

Ritorno a Herculaneum, città (non molto conosciuta) della paralia campana

RUFFO F
2014

Abstract

The town of Herculaneum is not well represented in studies about the history and population of ancient Campania because of uncertainty about when it was founded (unlike other urban centers in the Sarno valley). Scholars think that the city plan is ancient because of comparisons with Neapolis and several literary sources, but these comparisons are not evidence. Furthermore, the metrological studies which have been carried out are unreliable. The stratigraphy indicates a date no earlier than the second century B.C. and urban analysis reveals that Surrentum is a closer comparison. Recent Geo-archeological research on the ancient coast seems to indicate the same history, at least for the part of the town excavated so far.
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