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79 AD: Mount Vesuvius and the end of Pompeii

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The eruption of Mount Vesuvius began on this day in 79 AD.   Pompeii was destroyed within the next 25 hours.   

Pompeii, about 90 miles south of Rome, was established in 600 BC and n the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.   According to historians, no one was aware that Vesuvius was an active volcano.  

Over the years,  many books have been written and movies made about the events of this day almost 2,000 years ago.     

Written by scantojr

August 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Posted in World history

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