Some scrolls survived thanks to the destructive eruption of mount vesuvius.
And there are at the foot of mount vesuvius cities of late years begun to be excavated.
I spent a day among the ruins of Pompeii and in the ascent of mount vesuvius.
mount vesuvius, the celebrated volcano in the south of the peninsula, is quite distinct from the Apennines.
It appears in the account of the eruption of mount vesuvius, in which Pliny's uncle lost his life.
"Give Gertrude a book and she would sit in the débris of mount vesuvius," says her mother.
Some months before her death, she was awakened one night at Naples to behold mount vesuvius in splendid eruption.
It was at the foot of mount vesuvius that the two armies met, and here the battle was fought which decided the contest.
mount vesuvius, the only active volcano on the continent of Europe, is an instance.
It was first conceived while he stood alone at Naples, at midnight, watching mount vesuvius aflame.
volcano near Naples, of unknown origin; perhaps from Celtic root *ves- "mountain" or Oscan fesf "smoke, steam."
Note: It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. (Another, Mount Etna, is on the island of Sicily.)
Note: One of its earliest recorded eruptions, in a.d. 79, buried Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae under cinders, ash, and mud.