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Vesuvius volcano near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. The rim of the remnant of the older Somma volcano which collapsed in the 79 AD Plinian eruption is clearly visible to the left of the new Cono Grande cone with its crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vesuvius volcano near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. The rim of the remnant of the older Somma volcano which collapsed in the 79 AD Plinian eruption is clearly visible...
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Plaster casts of the hollows left by bodies of victims found in place in the ruins. When Vesuivus erupted in 79 AD, many inhabitants took a fatal decision to stay in the city, trying to cope with the initial constant fall of pumice. When the first pyroclastic flows invaded the city, the remaining survivors were killed, probably more or less instantly. Their bodies were incorporated into the thick ash and pumice deposits and left hollows when the organic material decomposed away. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)

Plaster casts of the hollows left by bodies of victims found in place in the ruins. When Vesuivus erupted in 79 AD, many inhabitants took a fatal decision to stay ...
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Wall painting in the House of Mysteries in Pompeii (Casa dei Misteri) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wall painting in the House of Mysteries in Pompeii (Casa dei Misteri) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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On the crater rim of Vesuvius volcano, with steaming vents in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the crater rim of Vesuvius volcano, with steaming vents in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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