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French archaeologists uncover Roman neighborhood dating back to 1st century

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French archaeologists have unearthed a Roman neighborhood in the country’s southeast, calling the discovery a “real little Pompeii.” The findings include the remains of luxury homes and public buildings. The discovery took place on the banks of the Rhone river in the city of Vienne, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Lyon. It was found on land awaiting the construction of a... 

Mass evacuations underway as Italian Vesuvius volcano may erupt

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A huge blaze has broken out on the slopes of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius and near the city of Naples, prompting an evacuation of tourists and local residents for the second time in a week. The huge pillars of smoke from fires raging through the forests on the slopes of Vesuvius rose to more than 2 kilometers up in the air and were also 2 kilometers wide at the top, AP reports. Clearly visible from... 

Italian volcano could wipe out entire Europe if it erupts

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The Campi Flegrei caldera is a supervolcano. While a new eruption here would be more likely to result in the creation of another Vesuvius-like cone, the worst-case scenario could see it obliterating much of life in Europe. Two thousand years ago Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii. Today, a larger, far more deadly supervolcano lurks on the other side of Naples. If it erupts, Campi Flegrei could wipe out... 
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