Curiosities about Vesuvius

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The current Mount Vesuvio was not the real destroyer of the ancient Pompeii. It actually was the Mount Somma

 to explode in the 79 a.D. and it became the perpetrator of the ancient Pompeii history;

nowadays it is situated on the other side of the principal crater (the small “tooth”, for better understanding).

So the well-known Vesuvio is just a secondary crater, born from the lava sediments after several and continuous eruptions of the originary volcano.

The last one was in 1944.