Mt. Vesuvius is an active volcano in southern Italy. When a town was founded at its base, the people thought it was a mountain. And the day Vesuvius started to quake, people ignored the signs. Nobody was ready when the volcano spewed forth fire and ash. Many fled, however some thought they could wait it out. Unfortunately, they both were kill, buried under feet of ash and lava, preserved naturally. After three days Vesuvius went back to sleep, as Pompeii and Herculeam were now more.