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Mount Vesuvius: Photos From the Volcano's Last Great Eruption

Vesuvius eruption in 1944. This was the next eruption after the infamous one in 79 A.D. The volcano is still live, scientists are certain it will erupt again. There are now a half Million people living near it in Pompeii Italy.

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from io9

The Lost City of Pompeii: Pictures of an Alien World, Frozen in Time

The victims of Pompeii's volcano's victims. When the ash poured down over the city, people were killed instantly, in the exact poses they struck when they noticed their impending doom. As their bodies decomposed, they left perfectly-formed hollows in the ash. Historians can inject these hollows with plaster, recreating the positions of the bodies, and sometimes their terrified facial expressions.

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from Simple & Interesting.

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy~~Walking these streets is an amazing step back in time; you can see the volcano over the water...eeeeery.

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Pompeii - a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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*POMPEII, ITALY: As the body decomposed, it left an empty void in the surrounding material. The archeologists have poured plaster into these voids + the end result is a remarkable representation of the unfortunate citizen.

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from Volcanogeek

Mount Vesuvius gets very interesting

Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (hiked from the bus lot to the top, hiked around the entire edge of the crater, went in the volcano!)

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