To understand better about the background and history, I recommend visiting the National Archeological Museum in Naples before visiting Herculaneum. Here you can see the artifacts from both Pompeii and Herculaneum. The artifacts were found in Campania region during the discovery and moved to this museum. A number of artifacts and the quality amazed me. Once again, I thought about my travel purpose. These people lived here more than 2,000 years ago, but amazingly they thought as similar as we do in the 21st century. They had markets to buy and sell food, there was scholars, architects, and army, and they cared about art. The world’s oldest profession existed back then. They used letters, numbers, drawings and money to communicate. Human life wasn’t so different 2,000 years ago.