Mount Vesuvius

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Noun1.Mount Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coastMount Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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79AD Mt Vesuvius erupts, burying Roman Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die.
The region around Mt Vesuvius has been settled by humans as early as the 8th century B.C.
What year did Mt Vesuvius erupt and destroy Pompeii?
News last week of its discovery quickly prompted comparisons to the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii, near Mt Vesuvius.
Not that my old tumbledown house hasn't been begging for a refurb for a long time - initial excavations having been abandoned several months ago, leaving a layer of black brick dust over everything and making my living room resemble the Pompeii branch of Ikea just before Mt Vesuvius went all erupty.