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Oplontis villa | by Fitzgabbro
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Oplontis villa

To the right are the deposits from the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, showing their thickness at Oplontis. As Oplontis was on a small hill, the deposits are not as thick as at Herculaneum. The flows were also more dilute at Oplontis, the concentrated flows could not make it up the hill.

 

The Villa has been reconstucted, the columns were knocked over by the blast (see flic.kr/p/axj1Z9)

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Taken on September 17, 2011