The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 536 AD

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 536 AD was an explosive eruption which darkened Mesopotamia for the entire winter.

Sources for this eruption are:

Procopio from Cesarea, De Bello Gotico, liber II (cap IV), liber IV (cap XXXV).

Giovanni from Efeso, Ecclesiastical History.

“Other references are listed in Stothers and Rampino, 1983”.

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References;

An Overview of the History of Mount Vesuvius

1 – Chronology of Vesuvius’ activity from A.D. 79 to 1631 based on archeomagnetism of lavas and historical sources

2 – Vesuvius Before the 1631 Eruption

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