Volcanoes and eruptions
On 24 August 79 AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, burying the wealthy Roman city of Pompeii under tonnes of volcanic debris. Find out more about volcanoes – and Mt Tarawera, our own Kiwi Pompeii!
In June 1886, the Tarawera eruption was heard from hundreds of kilometres away.
Dr Hamish Campbell explores the history, geology, and scientific significance of Vesuvius.
Volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard shares his top ten volcano links.
Face Mount Vesuvius as it erupts in full 3D, only at Te Papa!
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Turn up the gas and magma levels and see what happens!