1914 eruption of Vesuvius

1914 eruption of Vesuvius

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Credit: CCI ARCHIVES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1914 eruption of Vesuvius, historical artwork. The eruption in 1914 marked the start of a period of activity that ended with a major eruption in 1944. Vesuvius is a volcano that dominates the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. Its most famous eruption was in 79AD, when it destroyed the Roman town of Pompeii. It has continued to remain active, with notable eruptions in 1631 and 1872. Artwork from a 1914 Italian postcard.

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