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Mount Vesuvius has been quiet for 60 years now, but these pictures from its last eruption in 1944 offer a stark reminder of the volcano’s power and destructive force.
Brit hunk Kit Harington is our favourite fictional medieval warlord in the epic Games of Thrones TV series and also a valiant gladiator in the historical disaster movie Pompeii. Valiant, attractive, and funny, here are 25 gifs that explain why Kit is perfect.
The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples in Campania, is an archaeologists’ dream. In the summer of 79 AD the nearby volcano of Vesuvius erupted destroying the city and providing a perfectly preserved time capsule of Roman life. But what has Pompeii taught us about the daily life of the Romans
The Romans loved to scrawl on walls and just abut any surface you could think of. The streets and bars of the preserved city of Pompeii are full of graffiti that give us a glimpse of the thoughts of the everyday Roman. And they are not as high-minded as you think.
Volcanoes are one of the world’s great tourist attractions. People flock in their droves to experience the otherworldly environments they provide or to witness the spectacular night time displays in eruption. Swide chooses the top 10 volcanoes to visit.
Italy’s volcanoes help shape the lives of the millions of Italian’s who live in their shadows. From the historical eruptions of Vesuvius and the excavation of Pompeii, to the distinctive terroir of Sicily provided by Mount Etna, the three active volcanoes of Italy are an all powerful presence that are both benignly generous and furiously dangerous.