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The Vesuvius Eruption May Have Been a Gradual Process

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One common misconception about the eruption of Vesuvius is that it happened suddenly and was over in an instant. But some experts suggest the events could have taken as long as seven hours.

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The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is best known for the volcanic eruption that both buried and preserved it. Now, experts are reexamining a 2,000-year-old crime scene that suggests this was a city where the fear of death loomed long before Mount Vesuvius covered it in ash. Delve into a world of lawlessness, political intrigue, and underworld godfathers.

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