The Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius

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Let’s Learn About Volcanoes On August 24th in the year 79, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the entire town of Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was located around ninety miles south of the capital city, Rome, and was founded in 600 B.C. The city of Pompeii lurked in the shadows of the huge volcano, Mount Vesuvius. The volcano was measure to be approximately sixty-five hundred feet high. During the eruption of Mount Vesuvius the entire town was demolished and townspeople were killed, and what was left of the city was preserved under the enormous amounts of volcanic ash. However, there have been two accounts of witnesses from the event, Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger. The town of Pompeii was rediscovered in 1595 while constructing an aqueduct in Italy. The remains of the town were few, but archeologists were able to preserve some portions of the town. Some scientist and archeologist suppose that there are other villages that lie under the ashes of Mount Vesuvius (Eruption of Mount Vesuvius begins). This is one of the earliest records of volcanic activity that has occurred throughout history and a slight preview of volcanoes, in general, volcano types, and volcano hazards that come from volcanoes and their eruptions. The term volcano originates from name of the Mediterranean island called, Vulcano. The people in the area called it this because it expelled smoke like a chimney, and they believed that it was evidence of the god of fire, Vulcan, working under the earth

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