Evidence in Italy

Herculaneum was an ancient town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius that began on August 24th, 79 AD.  Other cities completely lost include Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplontis. Herculaneum may go back as far as the 6th Century BC.  Its name is associated with the...

Historical Significance Pompeii was founded in the late 7th Century BC by the Oscan tribe – a native Italian people.  Apparently built for defensive purposes, the Oscans selected the area due to the steep volcanic slopes.   Within a century or so, the Greeks occupied the area....

Mount Vesuvius is a massive volcano overlooking the Gulf of Naples and several nearby towns.  Its eruption on August 24th of 79AD resulted in the death of thousands in the towns of Herculaneum, Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae.  Today, it is considered by many historians to...

Historical Background The Gulf of Naples is about 10 miles across in the southwest coast of Italy.  It opens to the west into the Mediterranean. Its northern coast includes the cities of Naples and Puteoli (modern Puzzuoli) and Misenum.  To its east is the giant...

Scriptural Significance The Apostle Paul entered Italy via this port on the way to his trial (@ 60AD) in Rome.  Acts 28: 13, 14 tell us that he stayed here for 7 days visiting with the saints. There must have been a thriving local fellowship...