Mount Vesuvius, Italy: Map, Facts, Eruption Pictures, Pompeii
Learn about the history, geology and plate tectonics of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano on the western coast of Italy.
Peering inside Pompeii's victims: Scans reveal unprecedented detail
Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii in 79AD.
You’ve gotta admire ’em! The picture to the left depicts the skeletons of a pair of lovers who died 5,000 years ago (3,000 B.C.) in Mantua, Italy. Their tenderness is obvious. This couple wasn’t buried in a volcanic explosion like […]