Description

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buries the Roman settlements of Pompeii and Herculaneum under 4 to 6 meters of ash and kills 33,000 inhabitants of the town-cities

Location

Pompeii

Rate

Very important (8)

Sphere

Catastrophes

Images

Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background (2)

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