Beach buried by eruption of Mount Vesuvius reopens to public after restoration

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‘Extraordinary and unique’ ancient beach that was destroyed in AD79 disaster reinstated in southern Italy

An ancient Roman beach that was buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius has reopened to the public at Herculaneum archaeological park in southern Italy.

The beach has been reinstated after conservation work in recent years restored its original level, including bringing back sand, which is aimed at giving visitors the experience of walking along the beach almost as it was before the eruption.

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