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Vesuvius(Encyclopedia)Vesuvius vsoo´vs [key], Ital. Vesuvio, active volcano, S Italy, on the eastern shore of the Bay of Naples, SE of Naples. The only other active volcano on the European mainland is the Campi Fl...
Torre Annunziata(Encyclopedia)Torre Annunziata tôr´r än-noontsyä´tä [key], city (1991 pop. 52,875), Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples and at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. It is a port, industrial center, and seaside re...
Pompeii(Encyclopedia)Pompeii pmp´, Ital. pmp´ [key], ancient city of S Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Possibly an old Oscan settlement, it was a Samnite city for centuries before it...
Herculaneum(Encyclopedia)Herculaneum hrkyl´nm [key], ancient city of S Italy, on the gulf of Naples at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Damaged by an earthquake in AD 63, it was completely buried, along with Pompeii, by t...
Torre del Greco(Encyclopedia)Torre del Greco tôr´r dl gr´k [key], city (1991 pop. 101,361), Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples, near Mt. Vesuvius. It is a fishing port, industrial center, and a popular seaside res...
Boscoreale(Encyclopedia)Boscoreale bôskr-ä´l [key], town (1991 pop. 27,310), in Campania, S Italy, at the foot of Vesuvius. Roman villas have been excavated in the town. Also, a celebrated collection of gold coins...
Hamilton, Sir William(Encyclopedia)Hamilton, Sir William, 1730–1803, British diplomat and archaeologist, ambassador to Naples (1764–1800). He was the husband of Emma, Lady Hamilton, mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. His fine coll...
Castellammare di Stabia(Encyclopedia)Castellammare di Stabia kästlläm-mä´r d stä´byä [key], city (1991 pop. 68,720), in Campania, S Italy, on the Bay of Naples. A summer resort and spa, it has thermal mineral springs that ...
Buch, Christian Leopold, Freiherr von(Encyclopedia)Buch, Christian Leopold, Freiherr von krs´tyän l´pôlt fr´hr fn bookh [key], 1774–1853, German geologist and paleontologist, graduate of the mining academy, Freiberg, Germany, and ...
Decius Mus, Publius(Encyclopedia)Decius Mus, Publius d´shs ms [key], name of three Romans, father, son, and grandson, who, according to legend, sacrificed themselves for their country. As a tribune, the father fought (343 BC) ...
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