# 124 – A Journey of Taste and Tragedy: Unveiling the Stories Behind Iconic Foods

On August 24th, 79 AD, the city of Pompeii, Italy was destroyed by the violent volcanic eruptions by Mount Vesuvius.  The city of Herculaneum, which is about 11 miles from Pompeii is a popular tourist attraction and a place where nearly 300 bodies are preserved due to the ash that blanketed the city.