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This image depicts the location of Capo Miseno (Cape Misenum).  

Pliny the Elder left from here, to rescue friends at Sabiae, during Vesuvius' massive eruption in 79 AD.  

Pliny the Younger watched the eruption from this location, leading to the observations he penned in his famous Letters to Tacitus.


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Image, and information, online courtesy "Explore Italian Volcanoes."

 

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