24/08/0079 Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae are buried in volcanic ash
Top 5 Pompeii Facts
Pompeii: New Studies Reveal Secrets From a Dead City | National Geographic
The Lost City of Pompeii
Mount Vesuvius, a stratovolcano in modern-day Italy, erupted in 79 AD in one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in European history. Historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator, and poet. The event is the namesake for the Vesuvian type of volcanic eruptions.