Mt. Vesuvius

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Noun1.Mt. Vesuvius - a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coastMt. 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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eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which buried the nearby cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
24 is observed as Vesuvius Day, in remembrance of Mt. Vesuvius, an Italian volcano that erupted on the same date in A.D.
The skeleton of a man who appeared to be fleeing the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius has been discovered in new excavation work in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, officials said Tuesday.
Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
The action is well paced, but predictable, with astute readers being able to figure out major plot points far in advance; for example, the action moves to the city of Pompeii a short time before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The gladiatorial combat more closely resembles a Hollywood movie action scene than fighting in an actual arena.
a Starting in the 1800s, excavations of Pompeii unearthed buildings, artifacts and victims of Mt. Vesuvius.
I was mesmerized by the beauty and delicacy of Roman glass, and by the almost contemporary pixilation of the mosaics, but like Mt. Vesuvius towering over Herculaneum the villa's inspiration Getty's shadow hovered over everything.
The entire village of Hashimuregawa was buried under volcanic ash, just as Pompeii in Italy was completely buried under ash and pumice by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The narrative traces him to Yellowstone, the Caribbean, Mt. Vesuvius, Alaska, and the Pacific Rim including Mauna Loa.
A state-of-the-art tram system carried citizens, while commodities such as tea from China, cotton from the United States and oranges from Jerusalem were carted to market over streets paved with stones from Mt. Vesuvius.
The scroll is among hundreds retrieved from the remains of a lavish villa at Herculaneum, which along with Pompeii was one of several Roman towns that were destroyed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D.
Founded in 1798 and named after a Roman city that was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Missouri, is finally emerging from the "ashes" of lead production.