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Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other major active volcanoes in Italy, Etna and Stromboli, are located on islands.

Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. They were never rebuilt, although surviving townspeople and probably looters did undertake extensive salvage work after the destructions. The towns' locations were eventually forgotten until their accidental rediscovery in the 18th century.

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  • Copyright: Emin Bingul (ebingul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 312] (1898)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-01-28 13:29
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