People that live near Mount Vesuvius believe that it is a living, breathing creature protecting them.
The most recent eruption of Mount Vesuvius began to erupt on March 17, 1944.
Rocks the size of basketballs rained down and lava and debris crushed and destroyed everything in its path.
It is estimated that Mount Vesuvius is about 17,000 years old.
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August of 79 AD is probably its most famous.
The eruption of 79 AD destroyed these 4 cities and the smoke covered miles of land.
Pompeii was buried quickly by volcanic ash.
People suffocated on ash, this ash covered them and preserved details of their clothes and faces.
The total number of deaths during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is unknown.
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