Which volcano is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
Volcano eruptions are known as powerful and uncontrolled nature phenomena, which have always been threatening our lives and influenced the course of the history of humanity. One of the brightest example of such an influence was the powerful eruption of Mount Vesuvius on the 24th of August, 79. Tons of falling debris filled the streets of once prosperous and thriving cities until nothing remained to be seen.
This can be interesting: The cities remained buried under lava and debris for almost 1700 years. The excavation began only in the 18th century.