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MOUNT VESUVIUS
MOUNT VESUVIUS


Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland. It is located at the Bay of Naples in the south of Italy.

 


MOUNT VESUVIUS - MAP
Mount Vesuvius - Map Location



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In AD 73, Spartacus and his men fled here after escaping gladiator school.

Pliny the Younger reported the earliest known eruption of mount Vesuvius. The year? AD 79. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum were goners.

Here are the three towns on a map:

Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae, Bay of Naples
Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae, Bay of Naples
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Mount Vesuvius looming over the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii.
Mount Vesuvius looming over the ruins
of the ancient city of Pompeii.

Tony WlathamóRobert Harding World Imagery/Getty Images


Many eruptions occurred over the years, another big one was in 1631.


MOUNT VESUVIUS FROM SPACE
MOUNT VESUVIUS FROM SPACE


Archaeologists had and are still having a blast exploring the volcano. One of them was
William Hamilton.

 

 

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