Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano
on the European mainland. It is located at the
Bay of Naples in the
south of Italy.
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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,
Here are the three towns on a map:
Herculaneum, Pompeii, Stabiae, Bay of Naples
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Mount Vesuvius looming over the ruins
of the ancient city of Pompeii.
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Many eruptions occurred over the years, another big one was in 1631.
MOUNT VESUVIUS FROM SPACE
Archaeologists had and are still having
a blast exploring the volcano. One of them was