Mount, an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples. Its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum a.d. 79. About 3,900 feet (1,190 meters).
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The insides of Vesuvius are thought to be layered from repeated eruptions.Muons reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more | Emily Conover | May 26, 2022 | Science News For Students
Now, D’Errico is part of the Muon Radiography of Vesuvius experiment — MURAVES for short.Muons reveal the inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more | Emily Conover | May 26, 2022 | Science News For Students
So he turned to craftsmen living at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius who had pioneered a technique for working with lava stone.Subtle Sophistication: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier | Robin Givhan | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some scrolls survived thanks to the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
An extraordinary eruption of mount Vesuvius commenced, which in ten days had advanced ten miles from its original source.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The tourist climbing tna, or Vesuvius' rugged side, puffs on though they perchance have long since ceased to smoke.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
To our left, Vesuvius, with its three peaks, was smoking away as peacefully as a Hollander on his hooge stoep.Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Messmate o' mine on the Bedford, and afore that on the Vesuvius bomb.The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
This shock was also registered at the observatory on Vesuvius.A Study of Recent Earthquakes | Charles Davison
British Dictionary definitions for Vesuvius
a volcano in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples: first recorded eruption in 79 ad, which destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae; numerous eruptions since then. Average height: 1220 m (4003 ft): Italian name: Vesuvio (veˈzuːvjo)
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