National Geographic : 1936 Sep
00 Photograph from Ewing Galloway SMOKE PLUMES FROM VESUVIUS, MIGHTY BACKDROP FOR THE BRIGHT BLUE BAY OF NAPLES Italy's third city, Naples, spreads out along the curving shore line. The three round towers in the center are part ofthe Castel Nuovo (page 373). Across the bay and to the right in the distance are suburbs and the sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii, buried A.D. 79 by an eruption ofthe volcano. Excavations have revealed these ancient towns, showing exactly how the people lived nearly 1,900 years ago.