September 25, 2023


Posted on September 25, 2023  •  1 minutes  • 82 words  • Other languages:  Italiano

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Mount Vesuvius as seen from the Posillipo hill in Naples, Italy.

Mount Vesuvius from Posillipo, Naples

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Mount Vesuvius is mainly known for the dramatic eruption that in 79 a.d. destroyed Pompeii and other Roman cities, as reported by two letters from Pliny the Younger, who eye-witnessed the eruption while his uncle, Pliny the Elder, died because he got too close to the volcano to observe the eruption[1] .


  1. The two Plinys, Wikipedia
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