On August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted. This famous stratovolcano located in Campania, Italy. It buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under pumice and volcanic ash, which preserved everything with unbelievable detail. It gave huge insight into the lifestyle of ancient Romans. Mount Vesuvius is still considered an active volcano and it is monitored by Italian authorities. Due to the fact that it has had dangerous eruptions, intricate monitoring systems are in place to protect and forewarn from eruptions. Evacuation plans are also in place.