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Stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy

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Mount Vesuvius: Stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy
Mount Vesuvius is a somma-stratovolcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is one of several volcanoes which form the Campanian volcanic arc. Vesuvius consists of a large cone partially encircled by the steep rim of a summit caldera caused by the collapse of an earlier and originally much higher structure.

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Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.
BBC News - Published

The day Vesuvius blew its top

What happened the day a massive volcanic eruption buried a city and its scrolls? And why was Herculaneum impacted differently than Pompeii?
CBS News - Published

Can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?

Scholars believe the damaged scrolls of Herculaneum could contain lost works of Greek philosophy, Roman poetry, or early Christian writings.
CBS News - Published

Ancient Roman home reopens in Herculaneum after 36-year wait

One of Italy's most beautiful ancient Roman houses, which was buried under tonnes of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, has reopened to the public 36 years after it was shuttered in disrepair.
Reuters - Published

Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.
BBC News - Published

Today in History for August 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying two Ancient Roman cities; Hurricane Andrew hits Florida; British troops burn Washington in War of 1812; Pluto demoted as a planet; Pete..
USATODAY.com - Published

Archaeologists Uncover Sorcerer's Treasure Trove In Pompeii

archaeologists uncover sorcerer's treasure trove in pompeii
The Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced researchers found a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artifacts including mirrors, glass beads, and what appeared to be good luck charms on Monday, according..
WorldNews - Published

Mancini’s Brain, Second Act, The Scrolls of Herculaneum

How IEDs may be physically causing PTSD; then, Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music; and, can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?
CBS News - Published

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